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Shigeru Inoue cherish the raw soil which he digs by himself to prepare the clay. His pieces, beautiful ash glazed vessels for the everyday life, are a perfect balance of natural roughness and poetry. Mishima design technique consists in creating decors by inlaying a slip of contrasting color (here a white engobe) into lines incised in the clay. The excess is then removed and the decor appears. Kohiki is a technic consisting in applying a white slip onto the dark clay body before firing it.

Shigeru Inoue

Shigeru Inoue

Shigeru Inoue cherish the raw soil which he digs by himself to prepare the clay. His pieces, beautiful ash glazed vessels for the everyday life, are a perfect balance of natural roughness and poetry. Mishima design technique consists in creating decors by inlaying a slip of contrasting color (here a white engobe) into lines incised in the clay. The excess is then removed and the decor appears. Kohiki is a technic consisting in applying a white slip onto the dark clay body before firing it.