Aiming for a container for daily use in memory - Tsukizoeharu -

Ms. Tsukizoeharu, in Mashiko-cho, Tochigi Prefecture, produces pottery that is not too simple and retains the warmth of handwork. We will be handling it this time, so we heard about it!

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Mashiko-machi, Tochigi Prefecture, which is also a production area of ​​Mashiko-yaki, has been making daily-use bottles, pots, and water jars for a long time. In 1924, the potter Shoji Hamada, who was also involved in the founding of the Mingei movement, moved to Mashiko, making the area a welcoming place for people from outside the prefecture. Today, individual artists of various styles have moved to this area. There are few large potteries, and it seems that more than 85% of the potteries are made up of three people or less. Tsukizoe, who we are dealing with this time, is one of those creators.

“I lived in Kansai for a long time, but when I came to Mashiko, I found it very easy to live, and I love the scenery and the calmness of the people. I feel it," said Tsukizoe. The owner also feels "comfort" every time he visits Mashiko. Not only the tranquil beauty of nature, but also the environment and atmosphere where artists can create with free ideas may make you feel that way.

Encounter with Tsukizoe's pottery. It seems that it was triggered by studying in the ceramics department, which was chosen as the second choice when entering art high school. (By the way, it seems that his first choice was oil painting.) He says that while he was constantly touching the soil, he gradually got used to it, and even now he continues to do it naturally.

What I cherish when creating is not too simple, but something that has the warmth of handmade.

“There are a few pieces that stick out in my memory.

As you say, Tsukizoe's works have a presence in their calmness. I am making pottery every day with the aim of creating works that are easy to use and look delicious.

By the way, it is introduction of handling work of this time!

A decoration technique called “Kawakujira,” which uses an iron glaze on the rim of the bowl to reinforce it. When fired, it turns black and is called whale skin because its color resembles the skin of a whale. The blurring of the rim creates a tasteful look and is wonderful.

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Oval plates and square plates are decorated with small ball patterns that look like knitted stitches. It seems that the soil is expressed by putting it on with a dropper. We value the unique texture of each piece, such as the natural distortions and bends that are unique to handwork, and the unevenness of the glaze.
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The amber glaze has a calming amber color. It will make any dish look delicious. He used to use the ash from his family's wood stove, but now he uses the ash from his friend's wood stove, elutriates it, removes the bitterness, and makes the glaze.

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The soil uses a blend of Mino porcelain soil. Since it is semi-porcelain, it is basically not necessary to seal it. recommend.

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◆Ms. Tsukizoe's recommended eye-stopping method◆
Soak it in rice water for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse it off and dry it thoroughly before using.

In a simple and gentle texture, the balance of the traces of handwork is just right. A casual everyday table is going to be a lot fashionable and fun.

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