Living vessels born from the precise observations for real life # Nagamine Kiln Takahiro Nagasaki

We talked to Takahiro Nagasaki of the Nagamine kiln, who continues to create stylish and colorful designs that match the modern life.


[1] About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshop

Living vessels born from the precise observations for real life # Nagamine Kiln Takahiro Nagasaki

Nagamine kiln1936It was founded in Hasami -cho, Nagasaki Prefecture. At that time, "white porcelain dyeing" was mainly manufactured using Amakusa Terus Stone from Kumamoto Prefecture, and Japanese tableware and cooking tableware were mass -produced.100He seemed to have a craftsman more than people. but,2000From around the age, the amount of shipment of Hasamiyaki has decreased, and the Nagamine kiln has fallen to 1/3 of the heyday, and if there is no successor, it has been considered that it will fold the pottery.
Takahiro Nagasaki, who was born as the third son in such a pottery's house, thinks that his brother will be a successor, and after graduating from high school, he turns his job, such as working at izakaya and factories and helping oranges. Eventually, I came to think, "What can only I do?", Seeing no one inherit the pottery, and trying to start a pottery that was close to me since I was born.2223Around the age, while studying painting and kurokuro skills, while examining past potter's work,20It is said that the deeply resonating of Lucy Lee, a potter who played an active part in the United Kingdom in the late century, made it a chance to determine the path to potters.
"I was convinced that even after the age of the potter himself lived, it was possible for modern people to be attractive and create works that make them want to get the vessel because it is a pottery. teeth100Even in the year200I feel rewarding that it may remain even in the year. "
While using carefully selected ingredients and raw materials from the time of its founding, the gaze of making a unique and colorful design that suits modern life, the gaze of making your own pottery is far ahead of the future. There is.


[2] What you are working on and conscious to stimulate your five senses.

Living vessels born from the precise observations for real life # Nagamine Kiln Takahiro Nagasaki

It is said that Mr. Nagasaki usually looks at not only information in the pottery industry, but also a wide range of things related to "everyday" such as art, apparel, and architecture.
SNSLooking at the cooking photos of the housewife, we are researching what home -cooked cooking is currently being cooked, and going to an exhibition of houses and interiors to know the real life situation. For example, the current cupboard is very compact than in the past. There are hints to imagine the size of the vessel that is easy to lean and the shape that is easy to overlap. "
The precise everyday observation is also a common point between what you want to make and what the world is looking for, and a vessel that can be used for a long time in your life is born.


[3] What you value and commitment in the work production, what you want to convey through the work and what you want to fulfill

Living vessels born from the precise observations for real life # Nagamine Kiln Takahiro Nagasaki

Mr. Nagasaki boldly changes the style with the trend of the times while inheriting the traditional techniques of Hasami Yaki.
"In the past, the vessel that dyed white porcelain was the mainstream, but now we are creating a gaze and form that focuses on glaze and form under the theme of" neutralization of colors in modern shape and nature. " 。 It was difficult to set a matte texture, and it was difficult to get on the track, but it was also an expression that could be unique in Hasami ware. I want to find the texture from glaze research. "
Nagasaki's vessels, which are carefully created with passion and effort, include the desire to "enrich the customer's life with a simple and easy to use."


[4] What we are trying to inherit traditional technology and culture and what we want to challenge in the future

In the future, in order to further enhance the work of the tableware, I would like to challenge non -pottery productions such as glass and bowl, but at the same time, we are trying to revitalize the local pottery town.
"The population of craftsmen involved in Hasami ware is declining year by year. While valuing the traditional techniques and culture of Hasami ware, I want to continue to deliver the beauty of works that can only be done by myself as a craftsman. is"
The manufacturing that is loved beyond Mr. Nagasaki's era is the driving force behind the heart that believes in his aesthetics and the quest for new expressions.


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