I will introduce Mr. Funakoshi. He is great ceramic artist and is my friend.
He makes use of natural trees as it is in his work. He takes advantage of the wood grain, skillfully adopts the shape of the natural edge, and adds the luster of lacquer to it. His work is pursuing design and functionality incorporating tree skins and tree ellipses.
A pottery exhibition by Mr. Tamotsu Funakoshi is being held at Toutouan in Akiruno City, Tokyo, from Wednesday, June 20, 2018, until July 2 (Monday).
Please also see his instagram site. It is very beautiful and interesting.