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 The World of Tamotsu Funakoshi    


Mr. Funakoshi creates his artworks in Hachioji,Tokyo. Although Funakoshi's artworks are earthy like Shigaraki and Iga, they are distinguished from expression of so called tea pottery. His artistic style is naturalism developed from learning nature with his own eyes. The bowls produced from his hands have shapes that are as cut off from a part of nature.That impression might be from most of his artworks are exhibited as flower vase. A single living plant that has been inserted in a clay of burnt soil―that harmony has beauty in his artworks.  

Tamotsu Funakoshi Born in Kiryu City in 1946. In 1987, at the age of 40, he began to launch a pottery. A solo exhibition was held at the first solo exhibition Nishiazabu "Toukyo" in 1990 and others. Being 40 years old he was doing work related to design until he started cropping. A sense of incompatibility and edge in his artwork make you feel new wind. By using a red pine-fired hole kiln and a handmade hole oven, it gives the taste of nature, kindness and strength into his artworks. Plates and jars made by the edelectric kiln is not bad but it is more precious to have only one pottery and it is very in line with today's society.


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Two artists exhibiting at this site will be held at Kakiden Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo, from March 15.

Two artists exhibiting at this site Kaori Azuma and Satoshi Sutou will be held at Kakiden Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo, from March 15 to 21, 2018. Ms. Azuma has earned a reputation as a motif of shells to cut out successive patterns like a beautiful whirlpool such as white or pale peach on the surface of the Vessel. Meanwhile, Mr. Sudo has gained popularity due to the stamp pattern . This "pushing point pattern" is a persistent production method that peculiarizes the white clay by engraving it, engraving it, applying white make-up, and pushing innumerable points of various sizes. Well, in this exhibition, the collaboration between two artists who "cuts" and "push" the first challenge is announced.