Shi-ren (Tokyo)

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.


  • Studied at Ceramic Technical College in Aichi Prefecture in 2001

  • Set up her individual ceramic studio in Tokyo in 2005

  • Changed to artist name “Shi-ren” in 2018

    Recent projects

    [Solo exhibitions in Shinjuku Isetan & Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, 2015]

    [Solo exhibition in Shinjuku Isetan in Tokyo, 2016]

    [Solo exhibition and kintsugi workshop in Shinwazen in Switzerland, 2017]

    [Solo exhibition in Sumica Gallery in Yokohama, 2018]