About Yuichi Romita | ロミタ優一について
”Handmade, one by one. Slight variations in size, shape, colour, and surface are inherent to the process. I hope you will embrace these small differences as characteristics that give each piece individuality and character, making them all the more lovable.”
Yuichi Romita is a young Japanese-Italian potter traditionally trained in the Nanban Yakishime style of unglazed wood-fired pottery in Karatsu, Japan. During a period of four years, Yuichi studied as an apprentice under Nakazato Tarouemon, the 14th generation of an unbroken line of family potters dating back to the late 14th century.
Earlier this year, Yuichi moved to Skælskør in the south-western part of Zealand, where he has developed his own interpretation of Nanban Yakishime by combining his experiences from the apprenticeship at Karatsu with his current position as artist-in-residence at Guldagergaard.
By combining Danish and German clay, Yuichi creates his own unique clay body. Subsequently, he wood-fires his works for up to 36 hours by himself at a relatively low temperature – a highly exhausting and technically demanding process that prevents the firewood ash from melting and thereby keeps it from turning into glaze. Yuichi’s works thus achieve their characteristic soft and matte surface, where the clay body’s mineral composition and flames within the kiln imbue each indiviual piece with unique expressions and surface textures.
Producer | 生産者
Origin | 産地
Measures | 寸法
Dimensions: W50 x L150 mm
Weight: 45 gram (sagō), 3.6 gram (bamboo pick)