Raised Platter Large
BY Yukiko Wada
Adorned with a floral, hand-crafted icchin drawing and dappled with gold, Yukiko Wada’s Large Raised Platter is a work of intricate beauty, distinguished by its shapely silhouette and pearly finish.
Yukiko Wada’s Large Raised Platters are individually thrown, sculpted, and finished entirely by hand. Using a thin tool with a needle-like point and her own signature mixture of liquid clay and porcelain powder, Wada paints a delicate, raised, three-dimensional pattern on the platter before firing it—an elaborate, time-consuming technique known as “icchin.” The designs on the platter—a string of botanical shapes on its face, and a lacy, necklace-like chain around its base—were improvised in real time, making each platter truly one of a kind.