Set of camping mugs by Yosuke Kimura, featuring cloud-like sangiri kiln effects. These pieces were inspired by the enamel camping mugs and the rugged camping tradition of the United States, where Yosuke Kimura spent many years.
The making of...
With the sangiri (桟切り) technique, pieces placed on the outer edges of the kiln are buried in the ash. The surfaces covered by the charcoal are not exposed to the flame; the reaction of the iron in the clay to the carbon of the embers produces a distinctive bluish gray, dark grey, gray-black, or brownish black color.
About Yosuke Kimura
Yosuke Kimura married into the Kimura family, a long lineage of Bizen potters. He is ever-inspired by the rawness and soul of Bizen pottery, often at odds with his previous career as a structural designer.