Colored tea cups
C15059 [SOLD]
Takuro Kuwata
Blue - slipped gold drop bowl
c11169 [SOLD]
Takuro Kuwata
Red Tea Bowl with Platinum Glaze
c11171
Takuro Kuwata
Takuro Kuwata
The foundation of Takuro Kuwata’s work is rooted in tradition. Using the Japanese Kairagi technique Kuwata transforms the ancient medium by adding stones to his clay mix. As the stones puncture and burst through the clay when fired, the result is a shrunken, crackled glaze which surrounds the pots or oblong forms. Often Kuwata adds powdered gold to the glaze which causes spikes of the metallic substrate to pierce through the surface.

1981 Born in Japan, Hiroshima

2001 Graduated from Kyoto Saga Art College, Ceramic art course

2002 Apprentice to the ceramist Zaima Susumu

2007 Graduated from Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center


Awards

2009 Tableware Festival, Tableware competition, Grand Prix,
Minister of Economy Trade and Industry

2008 Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Encouragement Prize
The 8th International Ceramics Competition MINO, MINO Award

2007 Oribe Design, Craft Competition, Silver Prize

2006 The 6th International Mashiko Ceramics Competition, Grand Prix,
Hamada Shouji Award