Takuro Kuwata



Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Porcelain, glaze, stone, pigment
27,5 x 31 x 27,5 cm
10.8 x 12.2 x 10.8 in

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Porcelain, glaze, pigment
37 x 64 x 62 cm
14.5 x 25.2 x 24.4 in

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum
17 x 21,5 x 16 cm

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold
15 x 21,5 x 18 cm

Tea Bowl Four Seasons, 2017
Tea Bowl Four Seasons, 2017
porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
14,5 x 15,3 x 15,3 cm
5.7 x 6 x 6 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold
14,8 x 17,8 x 17,5 cm
5,8 x 7 x 6.9 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
13,2 x 22,8 x 16,2 cm
5.2 x 9 x 6.4 in.

Tea Bowl, Known as Good Morning, 2017
Tea Bowl, Known as Good Morning, 2017
porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
16 x 23 x 13,8 cm
6.3 x 9.1 x 5.4 in.

Tea Bowl, known as Schau Essen, 2017
Tea Bowl, known as Schau Essen, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold
23,5 x 24,5 x 20,5 cm
9.3 x 9.7 x 8.1 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum
16,7 x 15,3 x 13,5 cm
2.2 x 6 x 5.3 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment
14 x 14,5 x 14,5 cm
5.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold
11,5 x 17,3 x 16,8 cm
4.5 x 6.8 x 6.6 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, steel
17,3 x 18,5 x 17,3 cm
6.8 x 7.3 x 6.8 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum, steel
35 x 30 x 29 cm
13.8 x 11.8 x 11.4 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, platinum, steel
65 x 56,5 x 51,5 cm
25.6 x 22.2 x 20.3 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold, steel
36,5 x 48 x 45 cm
14.4 x 18.9 x 17.7 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum, steel, epoxy resin, lacquer
35,5 x 55,5 x 50,5 cm
14 x 21.9 x 19.9 in.

DOB, 2017
DOB, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold
40 x 49 x 42,5 cm
15.8 x 19.3 x 16.7 in.

Tea Bowl, 2017
Tea Bowl, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, gold, steel
37 x 50,5 x 48 cm
14.6 x 19.9 x 18.9 in.

Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, steel, cement, epoxy resin, lacquer
40 x 56 x 58.5 cm
15.8 x 22.1 x 23 in.

Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017
porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold
27 x 65 x 45,5 cm
10.6 x 25.6 x 17;9

Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017
porcelain, stone, glaze, pigment, gold, platinum
46 x 42 x 34 cm
18.1 x 16.5 x 13.4 in.

Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017
porcelain, glaze, pigment, stainless, epoxy resin, lacquer
90 x 80 x 82 cm
35.4 x 31.5 x 32.3 in.




Japanese, born in 1985 in Hiroshima
Lives and works in Toki, Japan


Despite the formal radically of his pottery, Takuro Kuwata nonetheless grounds his work within the tradition of Japanese ceramics. His work joyfully mixes traditional techniques and experimental protocols into a dynamic, colourful, and exuberant production. Kuwata remains attached to notions around the functionality of object, though many of the bowls he produces lose their utilitarian aspect as a result of his intense process of production.
Prolific and fearless, Kuwata lets hazards and chance play an important role in in shaping his pots and sculptural objects. His recipes of clay mixed with stones burst, puncture, and explode when they are subject to the heat of the kiln. On the surface, extravagantly thick layers of glaze melt,drip and crack, dramatically held to the clay by needles.
With intuition, perseverance, and a child-like enthusiasm Kuwata  consistently pushes his materials and techniques to new limits. His artworks embody the dynamism of an amorphous contemporary culture built upon a rich historical heritage.


Works of Takuro Kuwata are included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Palm Springs Art Museum, California.