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Nami Takahashi

高橋 奈己
Ceramic Artist • 1973 –

Nami is a ceramic artist based in Tokyo. She has been interested in the creative freedom of ceramics since childhood, and studied ceramic techniques at Musashino Art University and the National School of Ceramic Art in Faenza, Italy. She mainly produces white porcelain works through the Ikomi casting method, which enhances the shapes and shadows. She pursues expression based on the beauty of natural forms, as seen in the fruits and seeds of plants.

BASED IN
Tokyo
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POINT OF VIEW

In the cool and graceful appearance created by the gentle curves, there is a hint of tension. The shades of light reflected on the pure white, sometimes faint, sometimes sharp, flow slowly with shifting time. One feels that Nami’s aesthetic sense, delicately perceiving the beauty of nature’s forms, resides in every moment of her work.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1973

Born in Tokyo, Japan

1997

Graduated from Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design, majoring in ceramics

1997-99

Studied at the National School of Ceramic Art in Faenza, Italy

2016

Awarded “Best Young Artist” Prize at the 63rd Japan Traditional Kogei Art Crafts Exhibition

Exhibited at “FINE ART ASIA” in Hong Kong

2017

Exhibited at Sokyo booth at “SOFA CHICAGO” in Chicago, U.S.A.

Exhibited at “COLLECT 2017” in London, UK

Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum Award, “Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition 2017 XXIV”

2018

TOKI Oribe Grand Prize, “The 11th Contemporary Tea Ceremony Pottery Exhibition”

2021

Modern Crafts and Tea Utensils: Furnishings in Each Season—The Third of the National Crafts Museum’s Grand Opening Exhibitions

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