Development of over glaze technique throughout the times
Mugs, small bowls and plates with floral design and polka dot patterns and beautiful brilliant coloring, similar to watercolor paintings make the dining table gorgeous and people happy. These are works of Tanzan gama (Tanzan Kiln), established in 1952.
After World War II, the 1st generation president started their pottery business in the town of Dachi, known for rice bowls. Since then, over the years they acquired the skills and processes of molding, painting, firing. “We have focused on hand painted decoration for over 25 years. Originally it was common for the color of pottery to be a deep blue or a monochrome color called “Gosu”. However, when “Irogosu” was introduced, it allowed for a variety of colors to be produced which became popular during the Showa era (1925~1989). Potters tried to express more exquisite and beautiful hues, so they invented many techniques such as mixing and overcoating Irogosu”, explained Tetsuo Niwa, the 3rd generation president.
As the techniques of pottery decoration developed over the times, Tanzan gama pursued to produce pottery specialized in decoration to show their unique color and texture.