Nawa II

Serie of porcelain produced in Arita by imprinting ropes used as casts.

Textile and ceramics are interlinked. The name for Jōmon pottery (Jōmon” (縄文) means “rope-patterned” in Japanese) describes the patterns that are pressed into the clay. In the research phase of the textile rope collection Nawa (2016) I discovered this ancient decoration technique and it inspired to work this out during the porcelain residency in Arita (2017) and instead of using the rope as a decoration tool, rope is now used cast porcelain. Using a real rope gives a sharp imprint on the porcelain due to its very fine substance creating an almost high resolution like imprint.