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Motoo Kagi

鍵 元尾

九谷焼作家。金沢市で「陶芸工房」を主宰。カタチ(常識)にとらわれない自由な作風を得意とするが、伝統を重んじており自身の作る作品には必ず入っているという伝統技法が、自由で枠にとらわれない制作と重なり、独特な世界観がある。陶芸にどっぷり漬かる日々のなか、次の世代に伝統工芸を継いでいきたいと、陶芸教室にも力を入れる。

両親は加賀友禅の作家。親の友人の陶芸作家から陶芸を勧められ、石川県九谷焼技術研修所(能美市)へ通うことに。そこで目にした、色鮮やかな絵付けに心奪われた。「ガラス質で吸い込まれるような華やかな色合いに一瞬で心を奪われた」という。頭でイメージしたものが、自分の手で形になるのが楽しいという本人は。2016年に独立、日々、新しいモノ作りの実験と制作を繰り返しながら伝統工芸に挑んでいる。

Kutani ceramicist. Presides over “Ceramic Art Studio” in Kanazawa City.  Known for his free creative style not limited to usual processes of Kutani ware, he values tradition and always applies such techniques in creating his works.  While totally immersed in ceramic art day after day, Kagi also offers ceramic art lessons in order to pass on this traditional craft to the next generation.

Kagi’s parents were Kaga-Yuzen artists.  He started to attend the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Kutani Pottery (Nomi City) after encouragement from a ceramicist and family friend.  He was fascinated with the bright colors painted on the ceramics and recalls, “I was instantly taken in by the glass-like texture and vivid colors.” He finds pleasure in forming an image into an actual shape.  Became independent in 2016 and has been experimenting and perfecting this traditional craft in his unique way ever since.

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鍵 元尾 Motoo Kagi

1982年
石川県白山市生まれ
2008年
石川県立九谷焼技術研修所本科卒業
2010年
石川県立九谷焼技術研修所研究科卒業
2015年
金沢卯辰山工芸工房修了
2016年
金沢市内にて独立 「陶芸工房」主宰
1982
Born in Shiroyama City, Ishikawa Prefecture
2008
Completed the regular course at Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Kutani Pottery
2010
Completed the graduate course at Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Kutani Pottery
2015
Completed training at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Crafts Studio
2016
Became independent in Kanazawa City.  Presides over “Ceramic Art Studio”