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Yoshikawa Masamichi

Yoshikawa Masamichi
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Born 1946, Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan

Based in Tokoname, Yoshikawa concentrates on creating seihakuji, or bluish-white glazed ceramic works. While celadons are traditionally celebrated for their thin and sharp forms, Yoshikawa creates sculptural forms in porcelain after his own aesthetic: thick, bold, and covered with pooling and dripping seihakuji glaze. He also paints with sometsuke, or underglaze cobalt blue, to fashion lively calligraphic designs on the surfaces of his functional work as well as beneath the feet of his larger non-functional forms. His unique technique and reinterpretation of these classical idioms have received both national and international recognition.

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