Kaname Takeguchi (Shiga)

A considerate potter can create ceramics that are easy to hold, has light weights and a perfect design of the thickness and angles of the mug edges for the ease of using , prevents from getting dents easily, etc. These are the points that Kaname Takeguchi-san cares about when making ceramics.

His atelier is based in a beautiful town in Shiga Prefecture, where is surrounded by one of the best types of clay for making ceramics. Takeguchi-san has attempted for numerous times to come to the perfect combination of different types of clay. His amazing recipe allows him to achieve all of his considerations that mentioned above! The reason of uneven and rough surfaces is due to the use of coarser clay. Takeguchi-san hopes that users can feel the warmth of the pottery while holding them in hands.

There are 3 signature colours of glazes that Takeguchi-san uses for his pottery.

  • Ivory and Cloud* colours have been applied a special layer of glaze that helps to prevent from stains.(*Cloud colour is only limited to exhibition works.)

  • Golden Sand colour is a mysterious shade that contains a black tone.

  • *Special notes: Through the time period of using, the shades of the original glazes will be changed slightly. This is an interesting observation and it is the fun of using Takeguchi-san’s pottery.

Biography

  • Completed Ceramic Firing course in State Shigaraki Pottery Institution in Shiga Prefecture in 1992

  • Completed Pottery Glaze course in State Shigaraki Pottery Institution in Shiga Prefecture in 1993

  • Completed Wheeling course in State Shigaraki Pottery Institution in Shiga Prefecture in 1994. Studied for 4 years under ceramic artist Kennin Kishimoto

  • Started career of pottery making and design in 1998

  • Established his individual studio in 2004

  • Moved to the current aterlier in Shiga Prefecture in 2014


    Recent projects

    [Solo exhibition in Omotesando in Tokyo in November 2018]

    [Group exhibition in Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku in March 2019]