Sep 5, 2009

Patterns of Bizen ware




Bizen ware is designated into 5 types depending on the pattern.




Goma: This pattern is made by firewood and ash. They are melted by being heated in a kiln and become light brown, beige and bright yellow in color. Some patterns look like sesame seeds on the ware. Sesame is goma in Japanese. That’s the reason this method is called goma.


Sangiri: The area in a kiln is divided by pieces of wood. When the potteries are laid beside the wood while burning, some areas are not directly reached by the flames this is the method of reduced flame burning (low oxygen). These conditions make gray, gold and silver colors. The name Sangiri is actually two words (San-Giri). “San” means wood partition in Japanese, and “Giri” means dividing.


Hidasuki: Straw is placed on the pottery before burning. Iron from ashes of the burning straw reacts with the oxidized flame and then makes red marks on wares. The contrast between red and light brown looks very graceful. This way was found by accident. Potters put straw between potteries in order to prevent them from adhering to each other before burning. This method is the result of that accident.


Botamochi: Botamochi is a Japanese sweet and has a round shape. This method is named for the dumpling shaped ceramic put on the ware before the burning process. Thus some areas are not covered by ash during the burning. This makes for a distinct color difference between the covered and uncovered areas. In this method bowls are sometimes used for covering larger areas.


Ao-Bizen: Regular Bizen ware is burned by an oxidized flame. Ao-Bizen ware is burned with a reduced flame (low oxygen) and has a blue color. Iron produces a red color in an oxidized atmosphere and makes a blue color in an oxygen reduced atmosphere. “Ao” is blue in Japanese.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

[url=http://hopresovees.net/][img]http://vonmertoes.net/img-add/euro2.jpg[/img][/url]
[b]office communication software, [url=http://bariossetos.net/]office outlook 2003 pops up and wants to install[/url]
[url=http://hopresovees.net/][/url] microsoft software com office 2003 copy and paste ahngs on vista
install oem software [url=http://vonmertoes.net/]macromedia flash software downloads[/url] software sold in canada
[url=http://vonmertoes.net/]free adobe photoshop cs3 serial number[/url] Pro 11 Mac
[url=http://vonmertoes.net/]educator discount software[/url] educational discount software
microsoft office suite student discount [url=http://bariossetos.net/]cheap pc software[/b]

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently discussing about how technology has become so integrated in our day to day lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.


I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory decreases, the possibility of copying our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could encounter in my lifetime.


(Posted on Nintendo DS running [url=http://kwstar88.livejournal.com/491.html]R4 SDHC[/url] DS SPPost)

Anonymous said...

i without a doubt love your own posting kind, very interesting,
don't give up and also keep posting as it just simply truly worth to look through it,
excited to read a whole lot more of your own well written articles, have a pleasant day ;)

wine production said...

Hi I liked your information is very interesting ... these blogs about such interesting topics and I think I should love to offer more of these items as excellent ... thanks for the post

Cris said...

HI friends, this information is very interesting, I would like read more information about this topic, thanks for sharing.

homes for sale in costa rica

Liz said...

Hello .. firstly I would like to send greetings to all readers. After this, I recognize the content so interesting about this article. For me personally I liked all the information. I would like to know of cases like this more often. In my personal experience I might mention a book called Generic Viagra in this book that I mentioned have very interesting topics, and also you have much to do with the main theme of this article.