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25352  山本一洋  (白寿プラチナ彩 絵変わり獅子) YMAMOTO Ichiyou

SKU 25352

Height 19.0cm

Diameter 30.7cm

Kazuhiro Yamamoto Born in 1944 in Nagasaki Prefecture. Learned Arita ware by himself, and began researching pure platinum coloring at the age of 41. He is the only master craftsman in the world who uses 98% pure platinum to make pottery using pure platinum. The auspicious jade lion and Qinghai wave are drawn with precise brush strokes without any gaps. Small patterns are raised. This is achieved by applying muddy soil 20 to 30 times to give it a three-dimensional effect, and then using the same method to apply platinum on top, using the ``raise'' technique.

By continuing to work silently and with patience, we are able to create a one-of-a-kind piece of work.

This work will be exhibited in a solo exhibition in 2015.

Below is a description of that solo exhibition.

Starting Friday, April 10, 2015, the San Diego Friendship Garden will hold an exhibition by potter Kazuhiro Yamamoto, titled ``Kazuhiro Yamamoto: The New Face of Imari,'' at the opening of the newly built Inamori Pavilion in the garden. It will be held as

More than 50 of his stunning Arita/Imari ware works will be exhibited for the first time in San Diego to commemorate Balboa Park's 100th anniversary. Mr. Yamamoto began training in Arita/Imari ware in 1969 in his hometown of Saga Prefecture, and is famous for perfecting the platinum ware made using high-purity platinum, which he began in 1985.

This unique technique allows us to emphasize the color and luster of the porcelain, creating a different hue than the traditional layering of gold, red, and blue underglazes and overglazes. Ta.

In 2010, we held a special invitation exhibition at the National Museum of Ceramics in Valencia, Spain. His artistic talent was recognized by the honorary president of the Ceramic Society of Catalonia as a "ceramic jewel," and Mr. Yamamoto's collections became admired worldwide.  

In this exhibition, you will be able to feel the message he wants to convey through his works that transcend language barriers and national borders. We look forward to welcoming everyone.

・Duration: April 10th (Friday) - July 4th (Saturday), 2015

・Venue: Inamori Pavilion, San Diego Friendship Garden in Balboa Park