THE BASIC TECHNIQUE OF KUTANI WARE

THE BASIC TECHNIQUE OF KUTANI WARE

ADVANCED WORKSHOP
THE BASIC TECHNIQUE OF KUTANI 
WARE 
Hideaki Suzuki
     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 fi ring, 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.
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