photo Taisuke Shiraiwa

Taisuke Shiraiwa

I am producing teapots in Hakodate. All of my pieces are formed using the wheel. I established my kiln, Kurakakegama (cave kiln), at the foot of Mt. Hakodate with its spectacular night views and soft lights of the fisherman’s boats. I take up the challenge of producing teapots with natural-applied glazes.



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
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  • 1985
    Born in Matsumae Town, Hokkaido
  • 2009
    Graduated from Department of Fine Arts, Hakodate Campus, Hokkaido University of Education
  • 2010
    Studied under KONISHI Yohei, a holder of intangible cultural property designated by
    Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture
    Seected for 58th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Selected for 51st Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (also for 52nd Exhibition)
    Selected for 25th Japan Sencha Arts and Crafts Exhibition (also for 26, 27, 28th Exhibitions)
    Selected for 30th Chozasho Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Konishi Yohei & Shiraiwa Taisuke Teapot Exhibition (in 2012 and 2013)