I went to tabletop show 2010 spring in Nagoya city on Jan 13th in order to get new items. I could meet a potter who is Teruyuki in Tokoname and asked about processing the Tokoname teapot. I have gotten some his special works in the show. He has been providing new styles and models of teapots for the show. They are not for regular items.
This time I got two types. One is Gray Hidasuki. The other is Kokudei Inka.
The Gray Hidasuki teapot was burned three times. The first burning was kept 650 degree-C and made Hidasuki patterns. Hidasuki was made by straw burning on the teapot surface. Second burning was 1200 degree-C with oxidation atmosphere. The process made white color on the surface. The third burning was 1200 degree-C with deoxidization atmosphere. It made gray color surface.
Kokudei Inka teapot was burned a couple times. The first burning was 600 degree-C. After that he painted outside with red and green color. The second burning was 1150 degree-C.
Feb 16, 2010
Tokoname teapot burning
Posted by Yutaka