Ms. Sakiko Tomibe, an artist from Kyoto, creates works that make you feel the beauty and strength that catches your eye in an instant. We are now able to handle it at our store! We asked him about her work and production.
When I first saw Tomibe's work, I was fascinated by the beauty and expressiveness of her work. You will be surprised at how light it is when you first pick it up. It seems that he started living in Kyoto and was drawn to the thin dishes that go well with delicate dishes.
“ I think of utensils as tools for eating food, so I aim to create 100 pieces of tableware,” says Tombe. As the words say, you can feel the kindness and strength that supports the daily dining table, which is not overstated, yet has a strong presence.
The molding method is produced by potter's wheel and tatara molding. It seems that it is made according to the work.
Ms. Tomibe's powder has a calm, slightly dull greenish hue. White clay is applied to the clay and glaze is applied. It seems that the glaze is adjusted so that the tasteful color appears.
The iron glaze has a matte texture like metal, giving it a chic and cool atmosphere, but you can also feel the warmth of the soil, which greatly enhances the color of the food. The color change is expressed depending on how the glaze is applied.
The ring flower of the mamezara is perfect for accenting the table coordination.
The maker wants you to use it in your daily life without hesitation, so you can use the microwave oven to grind the powder, but it is a thinly made and very delicate container, so I would like you to warm it up. (This can be said for all of the artist's vessels, which are delicate handmade vessels.) Please note that the iron glaze contains metal, so it cannot be used in the microwave.
A writer's market in Shigaraki. Artists selected from all over the country are exhibited. I met Ms. Tomibe at this craft fair.
Many people stopped to look at the wonderful works.
When she was a student, he learned three-dimensional objects, but he wanted to make more familiar things, so he started pottery. With the theme of learning new things from the past, they are created with the desire to express good old things in a modern way.
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