Shingo Takeuchi
Artist Biography:
Born in Seto, Japan in 1955, and worked for a Japanese auto company before becoming a full-time artist, Shingo started his own studio in 1982. He is also worthy successor to the Seto tradition. Forty years on, he is still in love with pottery and is dedicated to a journey of discovery through his art.
Takeuchi's work has been exhibited at international ceramic biennials and exhibitions for over 30 years, and features in numerous private and public collections including the Seto Museum, The Korean International Ceramics Foundation collection, and Yingge Ceramics Museum Taiwan.
Takeuchi's principle of pottery is "Respect and be in awe of nature, for life is part of it. You will be rewarded with great works if you always keep up to your standards."
Creative Statement:

Both organic and geometric, Takeuchi's ceramics present a dramatic illusion of form and process. The vessels are balanced in earthy patterns and bold labyrinthine arcs.

Deformation and destruction are both part of the creative process, and the struggle between earth and fire is transformed into a diverting artwork. The sculptures, or simply vases as Takeuchi calls them, are a calibrated balance between the strength of the earthen material and the bold labyrinthine arches, reminiscent of seeds and eggs that are about to hatch.