|A picture with All ''Networker 09''|
|Project : Utsuwa A to Z|
tour to Grimmerhus - Danmarks Keramikmuseum
Kongebrovej 42, Middelfart
3.March 3th to April 5th , 2009
Containers..... Vase, Bowl, Cup, Glass, Vessel, Bottle. These vessels can be described by the term '' Utsuwa = 器 '' in Japan.
This term is used to describe a Japanese sense of beauty. To describe something as Utsuwa is to say it includes simplicity, but also a sense of space and emptyness, where gentle organic imperfections are beautiful. However, included in this is thoughtfulness and visual sensitivity .
In this project I made 26 Utsuwas in total, from A to Z, from big to small.
In case of Japan, there is a concept 「詫・寂」in one of sence of beauties of Japan.
詫 means " it seems to be coarse" or " it seems to be simple".
寂 means " it seems to have been deteriorated by the time passage". It is resemblance to the beauty of patina(green rust) in English.
During in this project, I wanted to express [wabi /sabi] with 26 utuwas.
How to make : I advance my project a clue to the word that was associated from initial A to Z of the alphabet.
○A : Air (Recycled clay, Raku)
○B : Balloon (Recycled clay,Raku-gas)
△C : Canvas (Porcelain, electric 1280℃）
●D : Delight (Porcelain, wood fire)
○E : Emptiness (Red clay, Raku-gas)
○F : Fantasia (Porcelain,Gas1280℃ reduction）
△G : Glaze (Red clay, Raku-wood & gas)
○H : Hello (Recycled clay, Raku-gas)
△ I : Indigo(Recycled clay ,Raku-wood & gas )
●J : Joker (Porcelain, wood fire)
○K : Kitsch (Recycled clay ,Raku-gas)
○L : Lime (Recycled clay, Raku-gas)
○M : Moment (Porcelain, reduction 1280℃）
○N : November (Red clay,raku-gas)
●O : Oasis (Porcelain, electric 1250℃)
○P : Picnic ( Recycled clay, electric 1280℃）
○Q : Quiet (Recycled clay,Raku-gas)
●R : Rhythm (Porcelain, wood fire)
○S : Spider (Porcelain, Raku-gas)
○T : Tetora (Porcelain, Gas1280℃ reduction）
○U : Untidy (Recycled clay, raku-gas)
●V : Vino (Porcelain, wood fire)
○W : White (Porcelain, Raku-gas)
○X : Xhyophone (Red clay, Raku-gas)
○Y : You (Red clay, Raku-gas)
○Z : Za (Recycled clay,Raku-gas)