Takumi Kudo

When we asked if he was an artist, Mr. Kudo replied that he is a “craftsman.”
Even with 30 years of experience, Mr. Kudo continues his training using his Minami Gama and is determined to call himself an “artist” when he turns 65.

My father was an aspiring painter and his designs were well received.
After Japan's economic bubble burst, I had to adapt to the changes in what was sought out in pottery while inheriting the Minami Gama.
I was able to come up with my own style from my father's style of painting and getting inspiration from art.

He chose a life of making pottery as a craftsman and has been protecting the Minami Gama with his wife.
“I've been doing this work for over 30 years and I never get tired of it. Even on my days off, I’m here making pottery.” And so the journey with his wife continues.

Takumi Kudo / Artisan・Potter