We talked to Takashi Suzuki, a potter who produces transparent vessels, such as a work that uses mandarin orange leaves and leaves to bake using "mandarin ash glaze".
 About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshop
Takashi Suzuki, a potter who continues to work in Odawara, has been working at a long -established bookstore, despite being interested in manufacturing and art since he was aware of it. However, after that, the heat of pottery, which was started by self -taught, increased, and I left the company and started my career as a potter in earnest.
"The world of ceramics that dive into the self -taught without a teacher, no teaching. I just feel frustrated without baking as expected, but the most motivation is that some people are willing to pick up my work. I was working part -time to find archeological sites, but the pottery created by a person who lived thousands of years ago was excavated as it was. For me, I am in this era. It may be that you want to leave traces of alive. "
 What you are working on and conscious to stimulate your five senses.
Mr. Suzuki seems to be actively seeing, listening, and feeling, even if it is something that is not directly related to work.
"The accumulation of the experience and emotions that have been absorbed from the five senses to the present to the present are forming myself now. For example, listening to my favorite music, playing musical instruments, cooking, walking, reading, reading, and driving a car. In some cases, it is a simple daily routine, but it is also a method of raising mood, calm down, and escaping reality.1I think the important thing is to gain a little new experience without losing curiosity forever. "
Even in daily routines, changing the viewpoint or putting yourself in nature is stimulated by the five senses, and the work is projected.
 What you value and commitment in the work production, what you want to convey through the work and what you want to fulfill
In Takashi Suzuki's workshop "Orange", we always conduct tests to change new raw materials and compositions of soil and glaze and continue research. The work born in that1There is a vessel to bake using "Mikan ash glaze", which makes Suzuki's local, oranges and leaves, which are the specialty of Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, as ash. The components contained in ash and soil create a characteristic transparent light blue. The beautiful tangerine ash glaze vessel is not only compatible with vivid dishes, but also contains a delicate Japanese food because it contains the color of the dough.
In addition, we also make a variety of blue -glazed works, such as the beautiful glossy blue, which is reminiscent of the Odawara sea.
The work is included in the work that "if the vessel I make is divided into still and movement, it will apply to the quieter person. I hope the place, space, and those who use it will be peaceful." increase.
 What we are trying to inherit traditional technology and culture and what we want to challenge in the future
It is said that Suzuki has learned pottery on his own, so he does not have the skills from the teacher to be inherited or the traditional technique of the production area, but many of the works are made by ancient Japanese techniques, so indirectly. It may be said that the tradition is inherited.
"The culture is a mixture of different things, stimulating and changing little by little while reflecting the era. With technology advances and the spread of the Internet, the common sense so far has been updated at a tremendous speed. At present, the manufacturing site should have been greatly influenced by them, for better or worse. Also, the culture of Japanese food culture, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and calligraphy is also reaching a major turning point. I feel. In such an era, I hope that I can reconsider my traditional culture more deeply and reflect the current era. "
Suzuki's work, which feels the change of the times, absorbs the times, pursues the creation of a device that can only be expressed now, has a beautiful moment in the lives of people.
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