His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
Takashi Nakazato was born in 1937 in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture as the fifth son to a family with a storied history in creative pottery work. His father, ceramist Taroemon Nakazato, is a national treasure in Japan.
While visiting his exhibition "Takashi Nakazato’s 30th Anniversary of Kiln Building" in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi, I found him sitting quietly alone.
“Sensei,” I greeted, and he smiled at me with warm familiarity. I hadn’t seen Nakazato since 2005, back when Sara presented the "Karatsu" exhibition in New York City. The reunion, long overdue, was a wonderful experience.