Friday, July 27, 2012

Happily Ever After: Makoto Kagoshima

Apart from my obsessions for cushions, I do suffer of another weakness: my abiding lust for beautiful, handmade ceramics. When I discovered the Japanese artist and ceramicist Makoto Kagoshima I was head over heels in love with his delightful and delicate pieces that transform everyday moments into art. Imagine eating out of one of his plates - this would certainly feed my stomach and eye!

I adore his careful dedication to his artwork - he works with interesting tools like lightbulbs. The lightness of his paintings is an ode to the artful Japanese letters, his shapes and figurines speak of a special Japanese approach to design and taste. And all this is so appealing to me! 

With the piles of mass produced and cheap ceramics in high street stores, these handmade pieces come as a sort of luxury. The kind of ceramics you buy and adore, cherish, take out carefully and treat with due respect, knowing about all the love, dedication, work and care given to it by the hands of an artist. Now I feel like this Friday I need to treat myself with a little piece of handmade ceramics. Happy Friday, friends!

Photography via Biotope


  1. Gosh they are beautiful! I too have a weakness for ceramics - it's such a beautiful tactile artform. It must be some kind of interiors-obsessive curse to be addicted to cushions and ceramics (and wallpaper and art prints for me too!)

    Love these, thanks for sharing!


  2. Καλημέρα IGOR!Μέ ενδιαφέρη νά ασχοληθώ φτιάχνοντας κεραμικά με πυλό!Ωραία η ανάρτηση σου η σημερινή!Πολύ ομορφα τά κεραμικά!Καλή συνέχεια!

  3. These are very different and very interesting. Great find Igor, thanks for sharing with us :)

  4. This makes me want to paint and get creative!!

    1. Me too, Susan!! I wish I had a work space at home to get all creative!

  5. This is beautiful. I always love discovering new artists.

  6. wow love the paintings!!vintage touch!!sooo beautiful post!

  7. these are such lovely finds, igor! handmade pottery has such warmth to it... love it all!

  8. Stunning and playful-- great find!!

  9. I love the naive style of these works. They are so inspiring! Wonderful post...

  10. How did I miss that? Oh yes, Olympics fever and the Opening Ceremony:)

    These are fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing. I didn't know about Makoto Kagoshima... c'mon, how great does Japanese typography look on these photos? jealous!!!!:)

  11. Thanks for the post, wonderful japanese design.
    Here, a gallery in Paris, which has nice japanese art pieces:
    Yakimono Japanese Ceramics


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