Takatori-yaki Uchigaso Kiln

高取焼 内ヶ磯窯

Nogata City is known as the originating region of Takatori-yaki pottery. Among the many pottery producers, Uchigaso was opened in old Takatori during the Edo Period, and their works are characterized by a bold and free style called Oribegonomi. This same kiln is the only one that has independently researched abandoned techniques from the past by using pottery shards from 400 years ago, in order to inherit those techniques. The founder Tomoeda Kansui’s works utilize the same potter’s clay and natural glaze made of wood ash that old Takatori pottery uses. The works are full of warm rustic colors, with patterns and circles drawn using spatulas; many of them are asymmetric and have a feeling of lively motion that will cheer you up just by looking at them. Mr. Tomoeda claims that ”Around 400 years ago there were highly refined techniques akin to modern art. My work focuses on bringing those into the present in order to create a new ’Old Takatori’ that is filled with added originality.” There are pottery classes every Wednesday.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 822-0003 福岡県直方市上頓野通り谷
Address Tooridani, Kamitonno, Nogata City
Telephone Number 0949-26-1114(高取焼 内ヶ磯窯)
Contact Takatori-yaki Uchigaso Kiln
Open 9:00~17:00
Closed Irregular closings
Car Park Spaces for 5 cars
Access 30 minute car drive from JR Chikuho Main Line Nogata Station.
Website http://takatoriyaki.net

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