[February 7 2017]
Ceramist Makoto Orui uses a personal and sensitive method to develop new ways to transform clay. In 2007, Orui learned the basic technique for using the traditional kick wheel in a French ceramics atelier in Saint-Paul in Paris:
“There are two methods to making ceramics as an individual. One is solely by your own hands and the other is by using a wheel (electric wheel or kick wheel).. Gradually, I became fascinated by the technique and process of my hands and emotions integrating with clay and the kick wheel to throw clay. Now, I’m in another atelier where I make ceramics using the electric wheel.” — Makoto Orui
On view until February 14th, at Gallery Naruyama, 2 Chome-2-8 Kudanminami, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Photo Chikashi Suzuki