Les Artistes

"Everybody is crazy, but me" april - july 2016

Born in Hiroshima in 1981, he lives and works in Japan.

Takuro Kuwata is a ceramic artist who is known for his unique designs and formal experimentation. He creates colorful pieces that often feature thick layers of dripping glaze (following the Japanese tradition of Shino-yu) or large cracks that show off multiple layers underneath. Some of his pieces look spongy, almost malleable, while others are covered in silver or gold glazes. This ‘radical potter’, who often mixes stone with clay, enjoys the unpredictability of ceramic art, as the artist never knows how a piece will emerge from the oven. In Kuwata’s own words: “I’m not trying to break the rules. I just want to apply a contemporary sensibility to pottery. I believe I can create some truly new work that reflects our time.”