Large Icchin Patterned Plate by Aya Kondo
This large plate is an expansive canvas for Aya Kondo's work in the icchin ceramic technique.
Across its wide diameter the ceramicist has applied her distinctive pattern work in slip using a dripper.
Each piece she makes is painstaking and completed by entirely by hand, and here Kondo has contrasted her work in pattern, with 'caramel edge' glaze.
The result is striking, and unique.
The piece has a diameter of 46cm, and a height of 4cm.
It weighs 990g.
About Aya Kondo
The work of Aya Kondo comes from a quiet obsession. A brief career as a public employee, and then time spent travelling in Asia led her eventually to pottery training in Mashiko. In 2001 in nearby Kasama, she established her own kiln, enveloped by nature. As the years pass, so has there been a gradual evolution in her style. A key element remains detailed arabesque patterning which she achieves hand painting slip using a dripper . More recently Kondo has added deep moss green, Oribe type glazes in a patchwork alongside her trademark sweet yellowish brown. An important figure in the Kasama pottery scene for most of the last twenty years, Aya Kondo’s ceramics are a kind and refined presence in homes all around Japan.
Diameter 46cm/ Height 4cm