Onda Yaki

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2002

FOUNDED: 1705
RESIDE: Kyushu, Japan

In his search for true folk pottery, the Japanese philosopher Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) discovered the community of Onda Sarayama (Japanese for "Plate Mountain") on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Little has changed about the process and aesthetics of ceramic production in Onda since that time. Currently, ten of the fourteen families inhabiting the area participate in pottery production; the eldest son is the only person who is allowed to throw the pottery. This community works together using locally sourced clay to create iron-rich, functional pieces. There is a strong focus on slip decoration via brushwork, chattering, and dripping with a free and energetic approach.

 

Past Exhibitions:

     Onda Yaki  Ameyu Sainagasi Otsubo  Stoneware 23 x 18 x 18” ON919

Onda Yaki
Ameyu Sainagasi Otsubo
Stoneware
23 x 18 x 18”
ON919

   Onda Yaki  Plate, onta ameyu nisyaku  Stoneware 4.5 x 24.75 x 24.75" ON1146

Onda Yaki
Plate, onta ameyu nisyaku
Stoneware
4.5 x 24.75 x 24.75"
ON1146

     Onda Yaki  Tobikanna Suirennbachi, bowl  Stoneware 10 x 23 x 23” ON915

Onda Yaki
Tobikanna Suirennbachi, bowl
Stoneware
10 x 23 x 23”
ON915

     Onda Yaki  Ameyu tsubo, lidded jar  Stoneware 17.5 x 12 x 12" ON864

Onda Yaki
Ameyu tsubo, lidded jar
Stoneware
17.5 x 12 x 12"
ON864

     Onda Yaki  Ofutamono aikarakusa, lidded bowl  Stoneware 14.25 x 14 x 14" ON850

Onda Yaki
Ofutamono aikarakusa, lidded bowl
Stoneware
14.25 x 14 x 14"
ON850