Kodai Ujiie’s Ofukei and Lacquer pot is nearly a complete circular form. This pot’s surface feels like watercolors on a white background. The colors of green, blue, red, and the occasional purple trail along the ceramic surface, filling in the cracks between the glaze. Upon closer inspection, the glaze is mosaic-like, absorbing the vibrant colors and displaying them in a rainbow composition. The form is broken, torn at the lip and body then reconstructed. The artist does this in post-production, when the clay is still soft, he cuts, tears and alters the form to produce a pot that feels sculptural and functional at the same time.
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