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Takeshi Imaizumi

今泉 毅
Ceramic Artist • 1978 –

Takeshi Imaizumi is a ceramic artist based in Saitama Prefecture. He began making pottery while still a university student, and after graduating he went to Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture for further technical study before establishing his own studio. He has been working diligently to produce his own works, focusing on Tenmoku and Celadon. While learning from masterpieces such as those from the Song Dynasty in China, he continues to test new glaze formulations and firing techniques in pursuit of an expression uniquely his own.

BASED IN
Saitama Prefecture

POINT OF VIEW

The beauty born of the chemical reaction of clay, glaze, and flame. The sophisticated appearance created by the refined shapes and delicate glazes conveys the infinite possibilities brought about by changes in the firing process, and through that the intrinsic charm of ceramics. The endless quest of this thoughtful and dedicated artist will open up heretofore unseen perspectives.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1978

Born in Saitama Prefecture

2002-2004

Graduated from Waseda University, Political Science and Economics

Selected for Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (2002, 2003, 2004)

2008

Selected for Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taiwan

2009

Winner of Grand Prize, Katsura-no-miya Award, Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition, sponsored by Mainichi Newspaper

Winner of Bronze Prize, Korea World Ceramic Biennale, Korea

2010

Exhibited at A View on Contemporary Kôgei: About the Tea Ceremony, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2011

Selected for Faenza International Ceramic Art Exhibition

2016

Exhibited at Modern Craft and the Tea Ceremony II, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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