Tableware for Life
- Takeo Karatsu Wares
- Yasuo Yamaguchi
Establishment of Takeo Karatsu Wares
The pottery was opened in 1992.
Initially, most of the pottery produced in the Takeo City area was of the Karatsu type.
There is no such thing as Takeo Wares in the traditional pottery.
However, I have been trying to establish Takeo Wares on my own, and to make tableware that fits the modern lifestyle based on the traditions of old Karatsu.
Aiming for a fusion of traditional and modern styles
Kouun kiln produces two types of tableware.
One of them is the old-fashioned earthenware of the Karatsu series.
The other is gorgeous tableware decorated with colors called Akae and Uwae.
Since the establishment of the kiln, all processes, from kneading clay with a potter's wheel to firing with a glaze uniquely blended from domestic natural raw materials, have been consistently carried out by hand one by one.
Our goal is to create new pieces of pottery that are a perfect fit for modern life while carrying on the traditional techniques of the 400 year old Takeo kiln, which is a descendant of Karatsu Wares.
A little bit richer life.
We place the utmost importance on making "tableware that is close to your life".
If our tableware enriches the lives of those who pick it up and make their lives or their casual dining experience, even if only a little, that is my greatest pleasure.
We hope you will welcome them to your table.