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The Marble Collection: A Fusion of Ancient Lusterware and Modern Craftsmanship

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Lin Marble Collection by Lin Japan
Lin Marble Collection by Lin Japan

When artistry meets innovation, the results can be nothing short of extraordinary. Such is the case with the breathtaking Marble Collection, an embodiment of craftsmanship, culture, and contemporary technology. This unique line of ceramics exudes a captivating blend of the old and the new, inspired by the ancient art of lusterware, and it all began with a three-year journey of research and collaboration with aka-e artisans.

The Birth of the Marble Collection: A Complex Creation

The Marble Collection, with its richly marbled finish, is a testament to the dedication and passion of artisans. It wasn't created in a day, a month, or even a year. It took a patient and ongoing research endeavor spanning three years to perfect this technique, working hand in hand with aka-e artisans who specialize in red painting on ceramics.

A Sparkling Aesthetic and Complex Texture

The Marble Collection isn't just ceramics; it's a visual and tactile experience. This line exudes a sparkle reminiscent of precious pearls or glistening jewels, combined with a visually-engaging texture akin to the veins of fine marble. The result is a complex sheen that feels simultaneously mysterious and fantastic. This mesmerizing technique, often referred to as lusterware, has been elevated through the infusion of contemporary technology.

A Journey through Time: The Roots of Lusterware

Lusterware has a rich history that dates back to the 9th century in Mesopotamia. It reached its zenith in the world of Islamic pottery in Persia, where the art form was perfected and revered. The Marble Collection stands as a thrilling fusion, drawing inspiration from the lusterware that once enchanted the people of ancient Persia and the enduring traditions of Arita ware.

The Craftsmanship Behind the Complexity

The creation of the Marble Collection is no simple feat. It's a highly intricate technique, requiring a meticulous manufacturing process and strict control of temperature and humidity. The master craftsmen behind this exquisite line have left no stone unturned in their quest to replicate the gravitas of marble.

Old and Shotglass: A Nod to Tradition

Within the Marble Collection, you'll find the "Old" and "Shotglass" pieces. These pieces draw inspiration from traditional faceted glass, imparting a sense of heaviness and firmness when held in your hand. It's a deliberate nod to the classics, seamlessly blending the ancient and the modern.

In the Marble Collection, history, culture, and innovation converge to create a truly exceptional line of ceramics. It's a testament to the artistry of aka-e artisans, the enduring allure of lusterware, and the dedication of master craftsmen. Each piece in this collection is a work of art, and a journey through time and tradition, presented in a contemporary context.

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