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Yamamiki Kiln Saga Prefecture Arita ware Yamamiki Kiln Saga prefecture, kyusyu

Artist :
YAMAGUCHI Mikihiko

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Yamamiki Kiln is the place of five minutes' drive from the Arita station, JR Sasebo Line, and is ten minutes' drive from Hasamiarita interchange of Nishi Kyushu expressway. The kiln is located in the quiet mountains climbing a slope. YAMAGUCHI, Mikihiko opened the kiln in 1982. He graduated form the pottery department of Arita Industry high school, and worked for a furnace building company. He studied potter’s wheel by himself while he worked as an employee, he determined to become independent of the company because his artworks are selected for public exhibition at that time. In the exhibition room, ceramics are displayed such as pots, vases and incense burners with white porcelain and white porcelain with pale blue glaze. Samples are also set like a coffee cup, a drinking vessel and a beer glass. All process are handmade, wedging clay, throwing, engraving, glazing, and unloading. In the name of white porcelain’s birthplace "Arita", his ceramics are evaluated among users.

Address : 594-1 Toshaku-hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga 844-0017 Japan
Visiting hours : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Artist

YAMAGUCHI, Mikihiko
He is the expert of potter's wheel. He has succeded the traditional technique of Arita Ware to make beautiful shape of "Hakuji", or transparent "Seihakuji".