A pottery can be shaped with an electric potter’s wheel or a mold such as a pressure or sludge casting apparatuses.
As for hand-building, potteries are formed into shape by a tuner one by one.
First, an artist called “Etsuke-shi” outlines patterns on a pottery and then, another artist called “Dami-shi” applies paint on the inside of the patterns with thick brushes. The thick paint makes the colors with gradation, resulting in the painting appear three-dimensional.
Firing (reduction firing)
After the glazing step, potteries are placed in a trolley, loaded into a kiln and fired at 1300 degrees Celsius.
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