My Parents’ Matching Cup and Saucer Sets with A “Sometsuke” Syle
This week I’m sorta happy because I can focus on studying English more again because I have some free time! I will fly to America next week. So, until I go there, I’d love to improve my conversational skills even just a little bit.Today I’d love to show my newest Imari work. I painted them for my parents. My mom prefers Western style porcelain, on the other hand, my dad prefers a Japanese style.I designed the Imari cup and saucer sets for my parents. I tried to design that they seemed to be antiques. When some of my classmates looked at them, they said that I succeeded the design. They seemed to be antiques for them. When I received the comments from my friends, I was very happy 🙂
I love the “Sometuke” style, underglazed blue porcelain ware. Sometsuke is a dyeing skill in which motifs are drawn on white porcelain (In my case, I draw on Imari unglazed porcelain.) using paint that includes cobalt to create a vivid indigo color. It was created in China and came to Japan from Korea.