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KATA KATA Small Dish / Wolf Gray · Classiky

KATA KATA Small Dish / Wolf Gray · Classiky

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  • Porcelain
  • Approx. 15 x Length approx. 9.7 x Height approx. 1.4 cm 
  • Made in Japan

The printing method used for this product, the copperplate transfer method used by Inhante, involves transferring the design from a transfer paper printed on Japanese paper with a pigment called Gosu to the unglazed fabric. Plates with stamps made by copperplate transfer have many defects such as fading, cutting, bleeding, fading, and uneven coloring due to manual work. Although each plate has individual differences, please think that it always contains some of these elements. In that sense, Inban hand plates are not suitable for customers who prefer a perfect finish. However, for customers with specific tastes, even the flaws can be endearing and attractive, making it a one-of-a-kind piece.

The dyed fabrics produced by the stencil dyeing unit ``kata kata'', which is run by Mr. and Mrs. Katakata and Mr. and Mrs. ``Inban-te'' Mr. Takeshi Saramatsunaga and Mr. Chie Takai, are unique in their design style while preserving traditional techniques. It is full of its own unique worldview. As you say, you can feel the story in each pattern, as you say that when you unfold the cloth, you can imagine the story and try to create a design that creates a conversation. When a husband-and-wife team makes things, it seems like there is often a division of roles, with each person taking charge of their area of ​​expertise, but in the case of Katakata, it's different, with each partner creating their own designs. The dyeing work involves two people working together in pairs. I think the great appeal of Katakata is that it maintains a sense of unity within each unit with an exquisite balance, while allowing for a wide range of variations that can only be expected from the design of two people.

Now, this time, we asked Mr. Katakata to design the "Inban-te" plate.
``Inban-de'' is a technique of painting using printing methods such as ``stencil printing'' and ``copperplate transfer.'' It was possible to mass-produce by hand without having a professional illustrator, and it was created during the Meiji This is a technology that has developed rapidly since then.
As a result, painted porcelain vessels were distributed all over Japan, and the eating habits of the common people underwent a major transformation.
Although it is called painting by printing, this method at the time was prone to many defects such as fading, blurring, color loss, and uneven coloring in the design, and in recent years it has become a technique that is only used in a limited number of cases. It's gone.
However, among pottery enthusiasts, there are those who think that the flaws are part of the flavor, and this is what makes them attractive.Of course, Kurashiki Design is also in the same category as these people, but even if it is not possible to unify the finish to a uniform finish. After all, I wanted to make pottery using this technique.
The ideal dish would be a plate with an irregular, rustic flavor that was the same as that time, but with a more modern design, and one that could not be easily identified as being from any country.
Pattern printing, which is one of the stamping techniques, is a type of dyeing, so I thought that I could make wonderful plates with Katakata.

The result was a stamp plate created using the copperplate transfer method. As expected, the result was a lot of fun and story-filled plates. I think it will be useful every day as a container that will spark conversation every time you sit around the dinner table.

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