- Jicon is a porcelain brand launched by the Touetsugama kiln in the Saga prefecture in collaboration with designer Masanori Oji. The kiln was founded over 350 years ago and is known for making porcelain products for daily life using traditional white porcelain techniques and Amakusa Touseki clay.
About JICON's Texture Delving into the true essence of the porcelain materiality, JICON relooks and reevaluates its components such as clay and glaze. Instead of the perfect sleek and lamorous bluish white color as seen in the standard ARITA ware, we created an unbleached whiteness, carrying a tint of a half-mat texture, in order to bring out the materiality of the ware. The glaze is made from white glaze naturally derived from straw ashes. To enhance the texture of the original pottery stone and glaze, the materials are not thoroughly stirred, allowing the brown spots, composed of iron materials in clay and glaze, and coarse particles to subtly emerge to the surface. The tender whiteness of traditionally made glaze complements the texture of antique ware. We will be adding a new color glaze from 2020 onwards that is made from unbleached white glaze. By doing so, we are infusing a sense of universality into a traditional color that transcends Japanese and Western boundaries. Our aim is to create a brand-new texture of pottery ware that depicts a modest Lifestyle where one can experience the bare rawness of life. The texture slowly changes with use, allowing us to enjoy the process of "cherishing," while savoring the variation of expressions of the porcelain as time passes by.
- Size S : Dia 180 x H 23mm
- Made in Japan