Masami Katayama


Red Oribe, Kyoto

A ceramic artist in Kyoto. The vases, tableware, pottery calligraphy and other items I create are called “Akaoribe (Red Oribe pottery)”. The artwork glazed with Oribe (copper glaze)and charcoal  are placed in a box (in a soil), completely sealed, oxygen-deficient, and carbonized to produce a red color. When the red Oribe is oxidized and fired, it turns into a green Oribe. If the green Oribe is carbonized and fired again, a mixture of red and green Oribe can be created.