Reconsidering Ceramic Transfers

Purpose of The Collaboration

Secca is a creative collective that uses digital technology to reexamine and update methods of craft production. One of Secca’s founding members, Yanai Yuichi, is a ceramicist and product designer. For this collaboration, Yanai and the Secca team worked with Yamachika Screen—a company that specializes in ceramic printing—to create and decorate housewares using craft techniques. Yamachika Screen began producing decals for ceramic printing as a way of making quality designs available to more people. They have produced over ten thousand original silk screen stencils featuring hand-painted designs. Decal-based ceramic printing is a technique that flourished along with the advent of mass-produced ceramics. This collaboration reexamines the technique in the context of contemporary design.


Secca is a creative collective dedicated to the exploration of crafts and manufacturing for the future. The collective is based out of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, a city known for food and craftsmanship. In 2017, Secca won the Silver Award in the design category of International Ceramics Festival Mino. In 2021, Secca participated in the Meiji Jingu Shrine Forest Festival of Art’s Kiinseido sculpture exhibition.

Porcelain|Pressure cast ceramics
H8 × φ33.5 cm

Yamachika Screen

Established in 1980 in Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture. Yamachika Screen specializes in screen printing for ceramics using traditional Japanese paints.

Yamachika Screen