The Basic Technique Of Kutani Ware
Kutani is one of the famous Japanese pottery places. The characteristic of Kutani ware is using transparent color overglaze. It is different from China paint technique.
In this workshop, the participants can learn the basic technique of Kutani by watching demonstrations. Then, you draw your original design with Japanese black pigment on a 30cm square tile. After firing, you put Kutani overglaze over the drawing with a brush. The basic colors of Kutani are green, yellow, purple and dark blue. You can also use light blue and transparent white in this workshop. We will also give lectures on design ideas. After the second firing, you will get your own designed tile.
Hideaki Suzuki is a ceramic artist who holds a bachelor of sociology degree from the Utah State University, and master of Ceramics degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the U.S. Hideaki has been part-time teacher of Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Kutani Pottery, Japan from 2014 and he is also been part-time teacher of Kasama College of Ceramic Art, Japan. In 2017 Hideaki has been visiting artist for 4 weeks in The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.