Fumiko Atsukawa

I picture a shape that expands when it is pushed out from the inside.
I like the unique, firm circle that forms as a result of this force.
This is what I've been aiming for.
When I became pregnant, I understood this concept even further, from my inner self.

"Earthiness" was my first inspiration.
I like things that are rough but not coarse, things that feel good to the touch.

I was impressed by the Indian earthenware I saw in New Mexico.
The objects, like folk art, made from everyday things, were simple yet chic in that they were full of creativity.
I am drawn to shapes that are born from the indigenous and that have a sense of inevitability.

Fumiko Atsukawa / Potter