Dai Shikai

Stoneware bowl D 18cm - Shiny crackled light gray

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


Microwave: No
Dishwasher: No, not recommended
Oven: No
Food: Yes

      NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.

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