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stoneware with salt glaze
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
14 3/4 in x 14 1/8 in x 14 15/16 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
seal: [artist's seal], box
signature: Jun saku [Made by Jun], box
- Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary Ceramics
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Jerry Lamb
- Accession Number
© unknown, research required
The eldest son of a renowned porcelain ceramist, Matsuo Jun has been firing his own climbing kiln in the mountains of Saga Prefecture for nearly sixteen years. This monumental work is typical of his preference for unglazed, dark brown stonewares. Matsuo's signature technique is to coat his vessels with white clay and then toss salt into the kiln as it fires. As the salt carbonizes, it creates a copper-like glaze.