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Takuro Kuwata a young japanese artist born in Hiroshima 1981, who developed his own path in the world of ceramics combining is authentic style with traditional techniques.
Graduated from Kyoto Saga Art College Ceramics Art course in 2001, he became Susumu Zaima apprentice in 2002.
Takuro loves Northern European furniture, London’s tube metro system and bright colors. “Working with these kind of colors make me feel good and the emotions that come from this kind of creation make people and me feel very joyful.” said the young artist.
In traditional Japanese ceramics, bright colors were used to decorate or draw a figure on ceramics as an accent, but using bright colors on the entire ceramics had never been done before, making Takuro’s gem-studded vessels, in vivid Pop Art reds and blues, appear far removed from traditional Japanese tea ceremony ware.
Sherbet-hued bowls — malleable-looking structures with cracked, milk-white armors of glaze — could only be surreal, even psychedelic renderings of tea ceremony ceramics.
Kuwata does not see his work as rebelling against the norms. “I’m not trying to break the rules,” he said. “I just want to apply a contemporary sensibility to pottery. I believe I can create something truly new, work that reflects our time.”