Dai Shikai was born in Kitakyushu City, in the prefecture of Fukuoka. He was a young engineer for a Japanese car manufacturer before converting into a ceramist. He learned alongside Master Minoru SUZUKI. He works in Mashiko (Tochigi) in a small house surrounded by fields and rice paddies. His ceramics are cooked over a wood fire in the climbing kiln. The cooking time is 2-4 days. The finishes are varied, it is the fruit of the natural reaction of chance and its experimentations of the different techniques. He usually works on tableware such as plates and bowls with collected earth.
MATERIALS : Mashiko Clay
TECHNIQUE : Wheel, wood firing
GLAZE : From personal research, feldspath glaze
COLOUR : Shiny crackled light gray
DIMENSIONS : Ø 18cm, height 6.5cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: No, not recommended
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.