"It always amazes me what miracles can happen with a lump of clay in just the right hands"
Many of the photos shown are in my collection. I will share what I learn about the kilns, artists, styles, and marks. This is a work in progress. Come along with me as I learn.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
TRANSFER WARE or Inban (印判)
There are various forms of transfer ware. Stencils (katagami) were used from the Edo period. Copper plate (Doban) was begun 1887 in Hizen. There were other techniques used as well. Konnyaku inban gave a very soft blurry design.