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Aya Ogawa - Christmas Tree Flower Bud Vase (Limited quantity)

Aya Ogawa

Tokyo-based potter Aya Ogawa is specialised in making ichirin-sashi, which is a traditional type of vases that Japanese use to decorate dainty dried flower.

Her creation has a focus on life story of connecting people, nature and ceramics. She combines various colours and textures, which she thinks the resemblance to team work. her creations imply the harmony of individual characteristics. She hopes that her pottery brings the audience a daily joy of living.

Chie Kobayashi - Giza Giza Shiboridashi Kyusu Teapot

Chie Kobayashi

Chie Kobayashi is specialised in making pottery Chinese tea wares. She has been fascinating by white clay for 25 years. Through years of developments, all of her creations are based on the theme of nature, such as flowers, cloud, wind, etc. Matt white glaze is the signature feature of her works, which naturally reflects the expression of pureness and minimalism. Her imagination collaborates with her hand skills to creation a sense of elegance and delicacy.

Biography

  • Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1974

  • Completed an art degree in Musashino Art University in Tokyo in 1996

  • Selected to exhibit in 5th International Pottery Fair in Austria in 2007 and 2008

  • Exhibited in 9th International Pottery Fair in Portugal in 2009

  • Awarded TALENT AWARD of the 6th NASSAUISCHEN SPARKASSE in Germany in 2010

Aya Ogawa - Set of 3 Flower Bud Vase Pencil (Limited 2 sets)

Home decor

Kaname Takeguchi - Rinka Bowl Flower Blossom

Kaname Takeguchi

Between 1992 - 1994, Kaname Takeguchi completed his study of base firing, glaze and wheeling at Industrial Research Centre of Shiga Prefecture.

From 1994, he had been apprenticed to ceramic master Kennin Kishimoto for 4 years.

In 1998, he started working at Lakobo ceramic studio in Kyoto. 

In 2004, he has decided to build his own atelier and kiln and started his journey as an individual ceramic artist in Shiga Prefecture.

 

Kazuhito Azuma - Turquoise Round Bowl

Kazuhito Azuma

The jewel-like turquoise blue colour is the iconic feature of Kazuhito Azuma's creations. He aims to make a modern twist of this antique style with his background of studying ceramic making in Kyoto. His works reflect a harmony of merging Kyoto traditional ceramic techniques with his idea of modern shapes with clean lines.
Kenichi Okuno - Handle Carrier #6

Kenichi Okuno

After reading the book about the history of shaker box published in the US, Kenichi Okuno was inspired by how beautiful handcrafted goods are. And so, he quitted his previous career in the business field and entered the art industry by self-learning.

With countless test and error, he managed to work out the perfect formula of making his shaker boxes. He said that his dream is to deliver his wooden boxes to households who love the beautiful mother of nature and sustainability of life goods.

Koji Aoki - Pao Sauce Bowl

Koji Aoki

Koji Aoki was from a business background and had worked as a businessman for more than 10 years in Tokyo before becoming a potter. He had achieved great success in his career during the 1990s. One day, he went to a ceramic exhibition of the renowned British ceramicist Lucie Rie in Tokyo. He was impressed by how amazing the techniques of handcrafted ceramics are and instantly fell in love with pottery. In a family trip to Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, he had his heart set to move to that quiet and tranquil little town for good.

With his family’s support, he learnt about pottery by himself and created his original glaze colours at his home studio. His talents brought him many opportunities to hold exhibitions in different cities in Japan.

Makoto Saito - Round Bowl

Makoto Saito

“It’s not just a piece of ceramic.

You may see a self-reflection when looking at it and using it.”

 

The young potter Makoto Saito was born in 1989 in Hokkaido. He was graduated from Kanazawa Art and Craft University in 2014. He is currently based in Seto City in Aichi Prefecture. His works are not purely crockeries on your kitchen shelves, but also play a role in our daily life. He believes that his works can deliver happiness to users and communicate with them without knowing who they are. He thinks this is the value of his works.


Naotsugu Yoshida - Monotone Milk Pitcher

Naotsugu Yoshida

  • Born in 1976 in Shizuoka Prefecture
  • After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, he studied under ceramic master Taizo Kuroda.
  • In 2003, he became an independent ceramic artist and built his atelier and kiln at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture.
  • His style mainly focuses on monotone colours. His original style for Hakuji with Tetsuyu iron glaze, which is a fusion of black and white vessels, is his iconic series of works.
Chie Kobayashi - Rinka Tea Cup & Saucer Matte White

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Aya Ogawa - Christmas Tree Flower Bud Vase (Limited quantity)

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Satomi Ito

Satomi Ito

Satomi Ito is based in Osaka in Japan. Her ceramic journey was started from being an assistant in a ceramic studio decades ago. After building her own atelier at home, she commenced her creations by experimenting a great variety of shapes and colour glazes on her own. Her works are unique and gives a homie feeling to users. Ito-san said that it will be her greatest compliment if her works add colours and joy to the dining tables of every household.
Shiren - Ink Brush Round Plate

Shiren

Shi-ren is the artist name of Japanese ceramicist Kumiko Tokuyama. Her works have a unique expression through the application of her special glazes and the organic shapes of vessels. Monet series is her signature creation which was inspired by the Monet Garden by the famous French painter Claude Monet. This series entirely showcases her talented creativity and her love towards colours and nature.

Soryu-gama - Stackable Bowls

Soryu-gama

Soryu-gama is formed by a Kyoto potter couple. The husband Soryu is the 4th generation of the family potters for Kiyomizu pottery. The wife Madoka is from the 14th generation of the Koishiwara potters family from Kyushu. The combination of Kyo-yaki Pottery (seiji glaze finish) and Koishiwara Pottery (tobi-kanna* feature) forms today’s Soryu-gama pottery style. As these two pottery styles are totally different from each other, Soryu and Madoka work daily and sit side by side at their potters wheels in order to seek for a new expression with the translucent bluish seiji glaze. Through endless attempts of refinements, they successfully merged their signature pottery styles inherited from their families. Their goal is to nurture and present a new and unique pottery style to the world.


* Tobi-kanna: a metal strip tool which is used to carefully slip off the surface of vessels bit by bit by spinning the pottery wheel in order to create the signature pattern of Koishiwara Pottery.

Tablewares

Tablewares

Takashi Endoh - Round Cups

Takashi Endoh

Takashi Endoh is an internationally popular Japanese potter based in Kanagawa in Japan. He is a talented self-taught potter with a creation philosophy of minimalism and elegance. The form of thinness and curved lines is the expression of this concept. The styles of his ceramics include monochromic tones of black, white and silver, and the lightweight with functionality. Usual lead time vary from 12 months to 18 months due to high demand around the world.
Taketoshi Ito - Kashi Plate

Taketoshi Ito

From an architectural background before falling in love with ceramics, Taketoshi Ito transforms round shapes to create his original patterns in multiple forms. Clean silhouette and uniquely sculpted patterns are the key features of his works. His modest attitude towards ceramic making is so precious. Passion and persistence is his life-long motto as being a craftsman.
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