It is undeniable that the sound of “pottery” has an old-fashioned ring to it.
Japanese people will inevitably think of ancient Japanese culture, such as the flower arrangement and the tea ceremony, and even in other countries, we can be sure to associate it with some traditional culture. The reason for this is because it is the oldest human technology, which can be completed with only clay and fire, as long as it is primitive.
However, contemporary ceramic artists, like other media, are constantly trying to update their work. The work of Japanese artists such as Katsuyo Aoki, Takuro Kuwata, and Keigo Ueda is pleasing to the eye, not to mention the quality of their work.
Japan has a wide variety of pottery styles and firing methods, and the number of fans of Japanese ceramics is comparable to that of contemporary art, which means that Japan has a market almost as large as that of contemporary art. In this article, we would like to introduce three artists from Japan who will breathe new life into the world of ceramic art.