Tamba pottery, view 08., wheel in the Ichino workshop

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Title

Tamba pottery, view 08., wheel in the Ichino workshop

Subject

Arts-Ceramics;

Description

Potter's wheel in the Ichino workshop at Tamba-Tachikui. This is a "Korean-style" wheel, which is operated by kicking or, usually, with a pawing action of the left foot, rather than with the wheel head stick that is customary in most traditional Japanese potteries. The "fly-wheel" is relatively small and is made of wood, so it has little weight and carries limited momentum, meaning that the wheel must be "kicked" almost constantly and that the rotation speed is slower than would be the case on a western, European-style kick wheel. One other point of interest is the fact that the Korean wheel is kicked counter-clockwise, the same as a potter would work in the west, while Japanese style wheels are rotated clockwise. The direction of rotation of a potter's wheel often will provide a clue as to whether the potter is working from a tradition that is purely Japanese or from a tradition that is influenced by the Korean potters who were brought to Japan by Hideyoshi after his Korean campai
Editorial assistant: Sandy Augustin. Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send any questions, comments, or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: thiedmi@earlham.edu

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project and to the photographer. Photographer retains copyright.

Relation

ecasia000321 through 000335

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Still image

Identifier

ecasia000327
ecasia_a_000327.tif

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
Kinki (region), Kyoto Prefecture, Tamba (inhabited place)
1081500

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Physical Dimensions

905 h x 616 w, 96 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/9356ca51ddc0c8ac7d718a1ac44e115f.jpg

Citation

“Tamba pottery, view 08., wheel in the Ichino workshop,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1549.