Shibata Takuro began potting in 1996 when he moved
to Shigaraki. However the sheer quality of the work that Takuro produces
belies this relative inexperience. His main teacher and inspiration has been the
potter, Kato Hajimu, who is also represented on this site. In 1999 Takuro set
up his own studio and kiln in Shigaraki and this yunomi was made there
towards the end of 2004. The yunomi not only has the potter’s seal but also
“Takuro” incised into the body.
Since the summer of 2005 Takuro has been based in North Carolina, USA where he lives and works with his
wife and fellow potter, Hitomi, and their son, Ken.
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