Unique creation of the Japanese ceramist Yuko KURAMATSU, famous for her Nerikomi technique.
Yuko KURAMATSU, born in Japan but now living in Poitiers, France, is passionate about all manual work since her childhood.
She practices the famous and complexe Nerikomi technique, which consists of mixing different colored clays. In a Nerikomi piece, it is possible to see several colors, or only one but with different shades. It can represent abstract images like clouds or waves, geometric patterns, or a perfect drawing like flowers. All this, however, is not "painted". These patterns are the perfect result of the mix work of the colored clays through different pigments.
In Japan, the turtle and the crane are two animal symbols of longevity. There is a well-known saying: the crane lives a thousand years and the turtle lives ten thousand years. It was first one of the patterns of high society, and then became more and more popular. We can always find it on the pottery and kimonos.
Different blue colors are reflected in her work and you can either choose from the ocean blue (Deep) or the pastel blue (Light).
Each one of them is full of imagination and perfect in its savoir-faire.
Nerikomi Tortoise shell plate Blue | Yuko KURAMATSU