Biography

Born in Ishikawa as the eldest son of Takegoshi Taizan III (1919-1984), a master of kutani ware, Takegoshi Jun succeeded to the traditional techniques inherited from his patrimony. After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art, he began to independently produce ceramics in 1972. He uses the tatara technique, in which thin sheets of clay are cut with metal wire, to create three-dimensional surfaces through layering of the clay sheets. He has devoted himself to producing polychrome enamel porcelain vessels that serve as vehicles for his brilliantly colored and elegantly painted depictions of the natural world.