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5 colors of GOSU

五種の呉須

Gosu is a name of a blue pigment used for glazing and it has been used for painting patterns of porcelain in Arita for a long time. Since the founding of Soekyu Seitosho, the company has been very particular about Gosu blue. To make 3 different shades of any color is achievable by most producers but only Soekyu Seitosho is able to make the 5 shades of Gosu blue. The Gosu pigment is sensitive to climate change and a lot of effort goes into maintaining the consistency of the pigment. When the artisan paints on the porcelain, the Gosu which adhere on the brush expresses a beautiful world which is sometimes delicate and other time bold.

Gosu(Pigment)
Gosu is an indigo blue pigment used in the Arita area. It is a natural mineral comprising of mainly oxide cobalt which becomes an indigo blue color after burning.

呉須とは、焼物の染付に用いる顔料の名であり、有田地方では古くから磁器の模様を描くために使われてきた。副久製陶所では、呉須の生み出す青色にこだわり続け、新たに独自の五種の呉須を開発。三段階ならば別色も可能だが、この五段階は、呉須だからこそ生み出された。季節はもちろんのこと、毎日の気候の変化によっても異なる表情を持つ呉須は、その色にたどり着くために、長年の経験が必要とされる。筆にたっぷりと含まれた呉須は、繊細かつ大胆な筆使いにより、見事に独特の世界を表現している。

呉須(顔料)

主に有田地方で使われている青色の顔料のこと。酸化コバルトを主成分とした天然の鉱物で、焼成後に青藍色に発色する。

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