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Takeo Suhara

須原 健夫
Metalwork Artist • 1978 –

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
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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.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1978

Born in Osaka

2002

Started learning metal engraving in Tokyo

Later established a studio in Meguro, Tokyo, and started making jewelry

2008

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

2009

Moved his studio to Ome, Tokyo

Changed the name of the studio to “yuta”

2010

Began exhibiting at galleries across Japan

2013

Moved his studio to Minoh, Osaka

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