Rustic Romance: Makoto Kagoshima's Ceramics

Jens Mortensen

The artist channels his inner gardener in a series of floral-influenced tableware.

What's in a day's work? For Makoto Kagoshima, a ceramicist based in Fukuoka, Japan, it could be anything from pressing seashells into the edge of plates or experimenting with plastic straws to etching a playful fox motif. “I’m always looking for special things to draw with, from kitchen tools to kids’ toys,” says Kagoshima, who explains that he likes “happy and fun expressions of univers...

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