Born in Tokyo in 1948. Graduated from Chuo University in 1973. Completed the Ibaraki Prefectural Kasama Ceramics Guidance Center in 1978. From the same year, he studied under Jun Isesaki in Bizen. In 1982, he was selected for the Ichimizukai Exhibition. In 1983, he was selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition and the Japan Kogei Association East China Chapter Exhibition. Independent in 1987, put out the first kiln. Selected for the 1988 Chosansho Exhibition.
Received the Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition Encouragement Award in 1989.
Received the Issuikai Award at the Issuikai Exhibition. Selected for the 1991 Ceramic Art Exhibition. Received the NHK Okayama Broadcasting Station Director's Award at the Toshinkai Exhibition in 1992.
- Main production techniques
Chamfer, stone grain
- Types of womb
Bizen soil (Hiyose), mountain soil
- Types of kilns mainly used
Bizen Noboru Kiln
- Master teacher Jun Isesaki
- Affiliated organization
Bizen Potter's Association, Toshinkai
-A form to study the expression of Bizen soil-
Mr. Takashi Saito, who was born in Tokyo and grew up in an environment unrelated to pottery, is what he calls "Tozama" in Bizen. When he visited his friend and came to Bizen, he intended to stay for only three or four years, but he finally decided to live there. It seems that the soil in Bizen was so deep.
Bizen ware made by Mr. Saito is not only shaped according to the traditional style of Bizen ware. There are many works with geometrical or organic forms, and it is characterized by being freely made. All of these shapes are designed with the physiology of the soil in Bizen and the facial expressions of the soil in mind to be most straightforward or beautiful. In this way, I was released from the stereotyped form, and the form that I had to study the expression of the soil overlaps with the work that Mr. Saito wanted as a result.
It is also a creation to search for the author's own "Bizen ware", which is why it seems appropriate to be positioned in the big history of Bizen ware, not the tradition of Bizen.