GALLERY crossing


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Takayuki Watanabe,2022,Ceramic

Takayuki Watanabe,2022,Ceramic

Takayuki Watanabe,2022,Ceramic

Takayuki Watanabe,2022,Ceramic

Takayuki Watanabe,kubomi,2020,Ceramic

Takayuki Watanabe,kakera,2020,Ceramic

1981 Born Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. 2000 Graduated Meisei University. He met ceramics researcher Mr.Shunichi Yoshimura, and his interest in clay deepened. After that, he became acquainted with lifestyles that incorporate earthenware such as those in India and Nepal. In China, he learned about the mass production of porcelain. Beginning in 2005, he worked as an apprentice to ceramic artist Mr.Taizo Kuroda. After that, he traveled through the earthenware cultures of seven countries in Asia and then settled in Izu. He digs his own clay, makes firewood kilns, and has begun making ceramics in earnest. Currently living and working in Izu , Shizuoka prefecture. A ceramic artist who who believes that living itself is linked to "pottery" and expresses things that are not bound within the framework of potters in general. He lives in the mountains of Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, where he digs the soil, chops the wood, and fires his wood-fired kiln. The culture of pottery that he experienced while wandering around Asia when he was young, the time he spent training under Taizo Kuroda, the time he received high praise as a pottery artist; the expression of the earth at which he arrived after all of this is a model for the borrowing and shaping of the energies of wood and fire, born of his pure philosophy in which all things are born from, and eventually return to, the earth. As containers conceptually separated from function, the "Nohara" series of works, which used plants as their raw materials and were exhibited at GALLERY crossing in 2020, "Kakera" which was made by firing together collected blocks of soil, and "Kubomi" which copies the shapes of dents in the earth, have their essential aesthetic reflected through the artist's experience with the earth, until now. His expression questions his idea of "pottery = living", and is also an act akin to a lifelong experiment.



  • 2021
    "Harvest", pragmata,Tokyo, Japan
    "ARU",Gallery noir/NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
    "Earth Elements", Gallery Utsuwanote, Saitama, Japan
    "IKITEIRU TO IUKOTO", ippo plus, Osaka, Japan
  • 2020
    "terloboif", cite', Hiroshima, Japan
    "Earth collection 2020", GALLERY crossing, Gifu, Japan
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition",Zazenseki, Shizuoka, Japan
    "Environment", Center for COSMIC WONDER, Tokyo, Japan
    "Takayuki Watanabe grande exposition de poteries", galerie 1to7, Paris, France
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", TRI GALLERY OCHANOMIZU, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", ippo plus, Osaka, Japan
    "Sedimentation", pragmata, Tokyo, Japan
    "KATACHI", miepump gallery, Tottori, Japan
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", Gallery noir/NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2018
    "TUCHI NO KOE", Gallery Utsuwanote, Saitama, Japan
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", Mokupere×gallery kino, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2017
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition"TRI GALLERY OCHANOMIZU, Tokyo, Japan
    "terloboif", cite', Hiroshima, Japan
    "KITSUNE NO YOMEIRI", Gallery noir/NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
    "Language of Fire", pragmata, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016
    "Yakimono", Center for COSMIC WONDER, Tokyo, Japan
    "Yakimono", sundayroom,KURA ,Gunma, Japan
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", Zazenseki, Shizuoka, Japan
    "SOKO NI ARUMONO", The Good Luck Store, Shiga, Japan
    "Earthenware and Utsuwa Exhibition", Keibunsha mini Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2015
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", mokupere×gallery kino, Shizuoka, Japan
    "Takayuki Watanabe's exhibition", Gallery noir/NOKTA,Shizuoka, Japan
    "米+水=酒", pragmata, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014
    "Earthenware and Utsuwa Exhibition", Keibunsha mini Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
    "Earthenware and Utsuwa Exhibition", gallery kikotsu, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2013
    "Yakikono", sundayroom,KURA ,Gunma, Japan
    "Yakikono", Keibunsha mini Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
    "土・水・木・火・人", The Good Luck Store, Shiga, Japan
    "Earthenware and Utsuwa Exhibition", Levain, Nagano, Japan
  • 2012
    "TSUKANODOKOKA", MITTE gallery, Shizuoka, Japan


  • 2021
    "Recommendation of thinking",mese building 105,Ibaraki, Japan
    "The VIEWING ROOM",GALLERY crossing, Gifu, Japan
    "YAKIMONO",游牧画廊 ,China
    "Familiar Soil", V.V.Sorry, Mexico
    "Exhibition of Kuroda Taizo's apprentices", Utsuwa nanohana, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 2020
    "Kogei-Seika Fair", pragmata, Tokyo, Japan
    "Modern Japan Craft 20'", Public Record, Auckland, New Zealand
    "GIFT", Gallery noir/NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2019
    "Yo in", Mr.kitry gallery, Australia
    "Bubblewrap",Contemporary art museum kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
  • 2017
    "Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics",Towada art center, Aomori,Japan
    "circulation", Nichiyoubi, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 2016
    "10", gallery noir, Shizuoka, Japan
    "inner energy", OZ zingaro, Tokyo, Japan *curated by pragmata gallery
    "Winter Table" Babaghuri, Tokyo,Japan
    "Cinerary urn collection" Tri gallery ochanomizu, Tokyo, Japan