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The pottery of Jinenbo Kiln is all hand made, from the clay preparation to firing the kiln.

It takes a great deal of time and effort, but no two pieces are the same.

Each piece of pottery is unique and valuable in its own way.

In addition, the clay and other materials are used as much as possible from Karatsu.

I am making pottery with the intention of contributing to the 400 years of history and tradition.

MATERIALS

The homemade clay I use is characterized by its coarse grain and high iron content, which gives it a rich color and texture that goes well with glazes, and the bold earthiness can be seen even under the
glazes.

SHAPING and FIRING

On the other hand, it is more unstable (prone to cracking and sagging) during shaping and firing than the standard clays, making it difficult to make some types of vessels.

FEATURES

As our predecessors made pottery according to the materials available in the place where they were
made, each region has its own characteristics. Since the pottery was made to fit this homemade clay,
we naturally settled on a thickness and simple shape that is style of the Jinenbo Kiln.

In addition, the part that affects the finish of the work is done by hand as much as possible, and I am
sure it is reflected in the work. In mass-production areas, many craftsmen work in a division of
labor to efficiently produce the same product, but in Karatsu, the artist consistently handles all the
work, thus emphasizing individuality and attention to materials. No two pieces made by such an
artist are exactly alike, even if they are part of a set.

素材

私の使う自家製粘土の特徴として粗目で鉄分が多いため、釉薬との相性により発色と質感が豊かで釉薬の上からでも豪快な土味をみることが出来ます。

反面、成形・焼成時に一般的な粘土より不安定(割れ・へたりが発生しやすい)なため、器の形状によっては作る事が困難なものもございます。

先人たちが材料の手に入る場所でその材料に合わせた焼き物づくりをしたことで、産地ごとの特色が生まれたように、この自家製粘土に合わせて作陶するため、自ずと自然坊窯らしい厚みとシンプルな形状に落ち着きました。

時間・手間

また作品の仕上がりに影響する部分は出来る限り手作業としており、作品にも反映されていることと存じます。

大量生産の産地においては、分業制で多数の職人により効率的に同等品が制作されていますが、唐津は作家が一貫してすべての仕事を手掛ける故の個性、素材へのこだわりに重きを置いています。そのような作家が作った作品は、一点物でなくとも、たとえ数物の食器であっても同じものは一つとしてありません。