Dish, salt glaze with rope impressed inlay pattern

塩釉象嵌縄文皿
鹽釉象嵌縄文盤
盐釉象嵌绳文盘
염유상감승문접시

SHIMAOKA, Tatsuzo

島岡 達三
岛冈 达三
시마오카 다츠조

1979
Stoneware
12.2×57cm


A beautiful cobalt blue dish produced by employing inlay and salt glaze.

象嵌と塩釉を用いて生まれた美しいコバルトブルーの器
運用象嵌的技法和鹽釉所生成的美麗的蔚藍色陶器
运用镶嵌技法和盐釉烧法而制成的瑰丽的钴蓝色陶器
상감과 염유를 사용하여 만들어 낸 코발트 블루의 그릇


A vivid linear pattern in cobalt blue bursts forth on this large dish. This striking beauty is produced by means of two ceramic techniques. One is the rope impressed inlay technique that produces the beautiful linear pattern. A braided rope is rolled on the clay before it gets completely dry to produce rope patterned impressions, which are then inlaid with a clay mixed with a glaze that comes out in blue. Having perfected this technique, Shimaoka Tatsuzo was designated a Living National Treasure. The other technique is the salt glaze. Salt is placed on split bamboo, which is inserted into the kiln while firing so that the salt gets sprinkled. Combined with the flames, the salt glassifies and adheres to the ceramic providing it with luster as the glaze develops its color. How beautiful the finish turns out depends on how the salt scatters in the kiln. The final touch is in the hands of coincidence.