A metalwork artist based in Osaka. After studying metal engraving in Tokyo, Takeo set up his own studio, where he mainly produces brass cutlery using carving and forging techniques inspired by his experiences traveling around various production regions and his encounters with folk art around Japan. He continues to make beautiful tools for daily life that embody the beauty of use.
- BASED IN
- Osaka Prefecture
- WEB SITE
POINT OF VIEW
The traces of handwork that remain on each piece of cutlery reveal the artist’s sincere approach to his craft. It is a luxury to have such a beautiful piece to use in one’s daily life: the gentle touch of brass, its color deepening with time, emits a quiet light and reminds us of the accumulating preciousness of our day to day life.
Born in Osaka
Started learning metal engraving in Tokyo
Later established a studio in Meguro, Tokyo, and started making jewelry
Started making cutlery
Exhibited at Craft Fair Matsumoto and Yamaguchi Arts & Crafts
Since then, he has participated in many craft fairs throughout Japan, including ARTS&CRAFT Shizuoka and Setouchi Craft Festival
Moved his studio to Ome, Tokyo
Changed the name of the studio to “yuta”
Began exhibiting at galleries across Japan
Moved his studio to Minoh, Osaka