Trained in Kyoto and inherited “Tokko Kiln” in Arita, Saga Prefecture as a thrower. His specialty is carbonized firing, using various clay and glazes to make ceramics.
- BASED IN
- Arita, Saga Prefecture
- WEB SITE
- Tokko Kiln
POINT OF VIEW
The artist’s work is a mirror of the person himself, and the work of Eijiro Tokunaga has all the pleasure, hesitation and sadness of life. This depiction of life is always moving and changing. The charm is inside of the vessels by Mr. Tokunaga.
CRAFT ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Born in Arita, Saga Prefecture, Japan
Graduated from Saga Prefectural Arita Technical High School, Ceramic course.
Graduated from Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Ceramic Art.
Graduated from Kyoto Potter Training School, Molding course.
Studied under Hiroyuki Kitagawa at Pottery Yasaburo in Ide-cho, Tsuduki-gun, Kyoto.
Became thrower at Tokko kiln.
Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo. Thereafter exhibit every year.
Solo exhibition at Shinjuku Takashimaya.
Completed the project of Saga University “Human, Creation Karatsu”.
Participated the project of Saga Prefecture Professional Youth “NEW ARITA 400 (educe)”.