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Takao Tahara

田原 崇雄
Ceramic Artist • 1982 –

A cearmic artist living in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, he was born and grew up in one of the Fukawa kilns of Hagi ware which has a long history. Based on the traditional style using daidotsuchi (clay that is produced in Daido, Yamaguchi Prefecture), he pursues his new way of glazing expressions.

BASED IN
Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

With a firm foundation and backed by the strong tradition and history of Hagi ware as ceramics for tea ceremony, the vessels give a fresh and supple impression. The texture of Mr. Takao Tahara’s works conveys such new charm of Hagi with a warm feeling.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1982

Born in Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture

2005

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Sculpture

Graduation work was awarded the Sugawara prize

2007

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School, Faculty of Fine Arts, with a Master’s Degree in Sculpture

2010

Started learning under Mr. Seiya Toyoba, a ceramic artist in Mino

2011

Started learning under father, the thirteenth Tohbe Tahara

2016

Selected for Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

2017

Exhibited in Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (Korea)

2018

Exhibited at the Eiffel Tower (France)

2019

Awarded the prize of General Manager of Yamaguchi Branch of Japan Kogei Association at Yamaguchi Traditional Kogei Exhibition

2020

Awarded the Encouragement prize of Japan Ceramic Society, Chugoku and Shikoku District

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