After moving from Kyoto to Nara, I have recently come to want to create Nara-conscious works. Main series is “Yamato”, which is produced by breathing new life and have a sense of birth beyond time and space from ancient days. Also, I am producing “Shosai”, which is an evolved series from “Haiyu”.
The experience of firing in climbing kiln fascinated me in my University days.
Having brushed up the skill of potter’s wheel and hand-forming , I came to create rough and powerful works.
The idea of my works is connected to “Manyo”, which is the culture bloomed in the ancient capital in Nara.
To express this concept, I have produced several series of works. “Sekisai” series is decorated with white rough texture on the surface, which is made of specific white stones collected from the mountain in Nara.
“Haiyu” series is made of ash of such plants as oak, pine, grapes vine and so on. “Yamato” is the newest
series with using several techniques to show my fascination for “Manyo” culture.
You can see and feel my passion for creating new and unique ceramics and the air of the rich culture flourished in ancient Japan.