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Imaemon Imaizumi XIV, from The Ateliers of Wonders series

The photograph depicts the Japanese National Living Treasure Imaemon Imaizumi XIV working at his atelier. Imaizumi XIV, master overglaze artisan of Nabeshima ware, has chosen the sumi-hajiki technique as his primary method. The master draws patterns with Indian ink, and then adds a layer of white glaze pigment to the ceramic. The patterns drawn with the ink repel the glaze pigment and, when fired, the ink burns and disappears. As a result, patterns appear against the pigment glaze.

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Type: Inkjet print
Dimensions: 180 H x 180 W cm
Date: 2020

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