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Wild and explosive! Takuro Kuwata is a 32-year old experimental potter who cares as much about tradition as he does for pop. His thick glazes and kairagi (when the glaze cracks to reveal the clay underneath), combined with bold, unconventional colors like blue, red, silver and gold, create bursts of “future-rustic” vessels that challenge our notions of classic tea ware.

Although his presence, up until this point, has largely been in Japan, he’s having his first U.S. solo exhibition this month at Salon94 in NY, followed up in February by a group exhibition in Chicago and another solo exhibition in Japan.

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