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Interview with Hayashi Shigeki - Japanese ceramic artist, Keiko Gallery

Interview with Hayashi Shigeki - Japanese ceramic artist represented by Keiko Gallery, October 2011

The special feature in partnership with Keiko Gallery includes interviews with 10 Japanese artists represented by Keiko, and many images with their works.

→ The interviews will be published in the first printed issue of Ceramics Now Magazine. Pre-order Issue nr. 1 - Winter 2011-2012 or subscribe for one year.

Ceramics Now Magazine : Constructing your figurative pieces with such delicacy takes a lot of time. Can you tell us more about the process? What materials do you use?

Hayashi Shigeki Japanese Ceramics - Ceramics Now MagazineHayashi Shigeki: I make the prototypes with regular clay and make plaster casts for them. Then I pour the plaster, modify those plaster masters very carefully and create second plaster casts. Then I pour the slip into them and throw the remaining slip away. After taking the pieces out from the cast, I work on some final details and then put them into the kiln for the biscuit firing. I sand the biscuit surfaces and then second fire them at 2246 degrees (F). Additional decorations with gold or silver are added and then fired again at 1472(F). All the parts are assembled with epoxide-based adhesive and bolts. The latest work consists in forty parts. I am using thirty four different kinds of casts which are from two to seven split molds. Since I don’t have any assistancy, all the processes are done by myself. For my latest work, it took me nine months to make the casting process and one month for the firing and assembling process.

Hayashi Shigeki Japanese Ceramics

00, 2011 (white bike), Glazed porcelain, 32” wide - View his works

Your works look like tiny sophisticated robots. What do they represent? What message are you trying to send to the viewers?

They are characters in my imaginary science fiction world. Each audience may receive different kind of messages from my work. Someone will think positive about the future, bot others will feel my warning messages.

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  • Interview with Takeuchi Kouzo - Japanese ceramic artist, Keiko Gallery

    Interview with Takeuchi Kouzo - Japanese ceramic artist represented by Keiko Gallery, October 2011

    The special feature in partnership with Keiko Gallery includes interviews with 10 Japanese artists represented by Keiko, and many images with their works.

    → The interviews will be published in the first printed issue of Ceramics Now Magazine. Pre-order Issue nr. 1 - Winter 2011-2012 or subscribe for one year.

    Ceramics Now Magazine : In your career as a ceramic artist, you took the challenge of using white porcelain in constructing complex geometrical systems. Tell us more about the motifs of your work.

    I want to make people feel the passage of time over my pieces. When people see the remains of a culture or decayed buildings, they evoke special emotions. I want to express not only the ruins themselves, but also the atmosphere surrounding them and their strong presence. In other words, I want the audience to feel exactly how I felt when I looked at the destroyed buildings and ruins.

    Takeuchi Kouzo Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

    Modern Remains D II, 2006, Glazed porcelain, 21” x 22” x 9” - View his works

    In what techniques do you usually work and what materials do you use?

    The pieces are made out of porcelain clay. I make many hollow square tubes with slip casting and compose them before they get dry. After the biscuit firing, I apply the glaze and put them into the kiln at 2264 (F). I use the electric kiln for my white pieces.


    Time is something you’ve embraced when constructing (or deconstructing) your works. What’s your works’ relation with time?

    The geometric dense squares represent man-made buildings and I considered that the pieces might be able to embrace time if I break them, because the decayed geometric construction might evoke us about our far future. Since the color of white shows the lights and shadows clearly and dramatically, it maximizes the pathos and emotion of the modern ruins.

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  • Interview with Takeda Asayo - Japanese textile artist, Keiko Gallery

    Interview with Takeda Asayo - Japanese textile artist represented by Keiko Gallery, October 2011

    The special feature in partnership with Keiko Gallery includes interviews with 10 Japanese artists represented by Keiko, and many images with their works.

    → The interviews will be published in the first printed issue of Ceramics Now Magazine. Pre-order Issue nr. 1 - Winter 2011-2012 or subscribe for one year.

    Ceramics Now Magazine : You are one of the most appreciated textile artists in Japan, with many awards for your purses. When did you start working with textiles?

    Takeda Asayo: I started making purses in 1970 and had my first solo exhibition in a gallery in 1983.

    Do you remember how much you asked for the first bag you created to be sold?

    It was about JPY 12000 (=$150). That purchase made me confident and gave me the power to go forward.

    Takeda Asayo Japanese Textile artist - Ceramics Now

    Sculpturesque Purse, 2009, Cotton, leather - View her works

    More than 30 years ago, you established your own independent studio for the production of fabric sculpture and bags. What can you tell us about the studio, how it evolved in time?

    I would like to create the usable sculpture rather than just looking. I believe that this new concept appeals to many people, so I have been able to continue my style until now.


    Your works have an amazing and innovative design which distinguish itself. You carefully chose the fabric material, and you try to make your works to be comfortable and complimentary to the human body. Doing all that, you find a balance between functionality and design. How?

    Our body of work consists in many curved lines, so I always consider that the shape and lines of my purses can harmonize with our body line. I prefer to improvise rather than using the fixed patterns. That makes my purses comfortable to wear.

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  • Kawabata Kentaro: Spoon: Female, 2011, Glazed clay, 50” x 13” x 9”. Photo by Taku Saiki.
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Kawabata Kentaro: Bowl, 2011, Glazed clay, glass, silver, 5” x 5 1/4” x 5”
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Kawabata Kentaro: Batista, 2011, Glazed clay, glass, silver, 26” x 18” x 12 1/2”. Photo by Taku Saiki.
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Tanoue Shinya: KARA 11: Fu-b, 2011, Glazed clay, 9” x 9 1/2” x 19” (h)
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Tanoue Shinya: KARA-10: Fu- a, 2010, Glazed clay, 7” x 26” x 4 1/2”(h)
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Tanoue Shinya: KARA-10-8, 2010, Glazed clay, 7 1/2” x 7” x 12”(h)
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Takeuchi Kouzo: Modern Remains, 2010, Glazed porcelain, 17” x 18” x 17”
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Takeuchi Kouzo: Modern Remains D II, 2006, Glazed porcelain, 21” x 22” x 9”
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

  • Takeuchi Kouzo: Modern Remains G, 2006, Glazed porcelain, 14” x 24” x 16”
    / Keiko Gallery - Japanese artists

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