Bizen ware artist Yoshiteru Takariki (52) = Shizutani, Bizen City = was selected as "50 Popular Contemporary Ceramic Artists" published in the 2012 summer issue of the ceramic art magazine "Flame Art" (Abe Publishing). .. Experts have described it as "tea and sake items, which we are good at, have already shown a wilted state" and should play an active role.
Born in a house that runs a Bizen art dealer, he grew up observing works by masters on a daily basis, including living national treasures. When he got carried away, he played with clay and, when he became a middle school student, he decided that his future profession would be a "ceramic artist".
Immediately after graduating from high school, he studied with Sozan Kaneshige (1909-95) = owner of an important intangible cultural property in Okayama prefecture =, Yukuni Kaneshige. He was taught me thoroughly the importance of soil preparation. After 7 years of training, he became independent in 1996. He Became the last disciple of Motoyama who died that year.
Since opening his first solo exhibition at the age of 35, he has been given the opportunity to present his works annually in Tokyo, Okayama, etc., and the public exhibition "Tea Ceremony Modeling Exhibition" at Tanabe Museum of Art has been selected for the seventh time this year. Always keeping in mind the teacher's teaching, "Cultivating an eye to see beauty," look for everyday ideas from arts and crafts such as tea utensils, Buddhist statues and Noh masks, as well as from the natural world such as mountains and sky.
"Now I'm trying new things and making mistakes, but I'm studying from those mistakes," says Mr. Takariki. "I want to build all the pots I can understand, rather than become famous as a writer," he says, and he is slowly making his way down the road to ceramics.