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Miscellaneous Pottery – WAKANA Motoko: Incised yunomi.


Height: 7.6 cm (3.0 inches)    Diameter: 7.1 cm (2.8 inches)

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Wakana Motoko was born in Tokyo in 1962 and, after a spell working in England, returned to Japan at the end of 2005. This yunomi was made in Saitama Prefecture, around 20 miles north of Central Tokyo, where Motoko lives. Currently, she is passing on her skills by teaching ceramics in Tokyo as well as making her own work.

This yunomi in made using the “mishima” technique where the incised pattern is filled with a different coloured slip. Motoko’s personal seal is impressed inside the foot ring but it is not possible to see in the image above, as it is under the glaze. In can be seen when tilted in the light.

 

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