The unique and optically stunning marbleized Japanese ceramics of Ogata Kamio have earned this rural artist membership positions in two craft societies in Japan and entry into many international exhibitions, despite the remote Hokkaido origin. Ogata’s chosen technique is neriage in which an assemblage of hundreds of paper-thin layers of colored clay is thrown creating a single vessel with distinct, striated, linear patterns. Ogata further heightens the affect by creating multi-ridged, folded, and pleated forms that showcase the already optical effects of his uniquely refined neriage ware, fashioning works that completely depart from their ancient Chinese predecessors.
Marbleized, carved, ridged-surface vessel "Waves"
Neriage (marbleized) stoneware with transparent matte-glazed interior
7 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches
Marbleized, carved, ridged-surface ceramic sculpture "Lunar Laqnding"
Neriage (marbleized) stoneware with transparent matte glazed
10 1/8 x 10 7/8 x 7 inches
Standing, conical, neriage (marbleized) vessel in blue, gray and white with carved, pleated surface and rolled-in mouth
10 x 10 x 10 ihches
Standing, conical, concave-mouthed neriage (marbleized) vessel with blue, green, gray and white pleated surface
11 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.
Flared neriage (marbleized) vase
12 x 11 inches
Four-sided sharp-edged, rounded neriage (marbleized) vessel with square base that stretches into a rounded triangular mouth with pleated surface of gray, white, black, and teal colored clays, 2013
Marbleized stoneware, 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.