Kenshi Nakamoto

1975 Born in Hiroshima Prefecture

1999 Graduated from Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Department of Crafts, Ceramics Course

1999 Studied under Shin Isezaki

2001 Selected for the Okayama Prefecture Art Exhibition

2005 Became independent in Kugui, Bizen City 

He specializes in tableware and objet d'art.

His tableware, in particular, is so detailed and ingenious that he is known as a "tableware craftsman".

He uses clay with a silky and light texture, and produces a scarlet color with a strong presence in a bright ware color to enjoy the color changes caused by moisture, which is one of the characteristics of Bizen.

The more you use it, the more it grows.  

The representative production area of Bizen Pottery is the Inbe district of Bizen City, located in the eastern part of Okayama Prefecture.

Bizen Pottery is the oldest pottery among the "Six Old Kilns of Japan". Its roots date back to the Kofun period. Bizen Pottery is an extremely simple pottery that does not use any glaze and is not painted.

Fired at a high temperature of 1200-1300 degrees Celsius, patterns are created by the nature of the clay, the way the kiln is filled, temperature changes in the kiln, ashes and charcoal during firing, and other factors. The handmade, deep flavor of the pottery is its charm, and the more it is used, the more it develops its own unique flavor.



2009 The 60th Okayama Prefectural Fine Arts Exhibition Exhibition Prize

2009 Selected, Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition

2012 Hiroshima Prefecture Governor Prize, Japan Traditional Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition