Happily Ever After: Makoto Kagoshima

July 26, 2012 1


Apart from my obsessions for cushions, I do suffer of another weakness: my abiding lust for beautiful, handmade ceramics. When I discovered the Japanese artist and ceramicist Makoto Kagoshima I was head over heels in love with his delightful and delicate pieces that transform everyday moments into art. Imagine eating out of one of his plates – this would certainly feed my stomach and eye!

I adore his careful dedication to his artwork – he works with interesting tools like lightbulbs. The lightness of his paintings is an ode to the artful Japanese letters, his shapes and figurines speak of a special Japanese approach to design and taste. And all this is so appealing to me! 

With the piles of mass produced and cheap ceramics in high street stores, these handmade pieces come as a sort of luxury. The kind of ceramics you buy and adore, cherish, take out carefully and treat with due respect, knowing about all the love, dedication, work and care given to it by the hands of an artist. Now I feel like this Friday I need to treat myself with a little piece of handmade ceramics. Happy Friday, friends!

Photography via Biotope

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  • Reply Becky - Pretty Dandy July 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Gosh they are beautiful! I too have a weakness for ceramics – it’s such a beautiful tactile artform. It must be some kind of interiors-obsessive curse to be addicted to cushions and ceramics (and wallpaper and art prints for me too!)

    Love these, thanks for sharing!


  • Reply DIMI July 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Καλημέρα IGOR!Μέ ενδιαφέρη νά ασχοληθώ φτιάχνοντας κεραμικά με πυλό!Ωραία η ανάρτηση σου η σημερινή!Πολύ ομορφα τά κεραμικά!Καλή συνέχεια!

  • Reply Holly July 27, 2012 at 10:22 am

    These are very different and very interesting. Great find Igor, thanks for sharing with us :)

  • Reply Susan July 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This makes me want to paint and get creative!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic July 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Me too, Susan!! I wish I had a work space at home to get all creative!

  • Reply C.B. July 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This is beautiful. I always love discovering new artists.

  • Reply myrna July 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Very unique and beautiful!

  • Reply Elli July 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    wow love the paintings!!vintage touch!!sooo beautiful post!

  • Reply satsuki shibuya July 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    these are such lovely finds, igor! handmade pottery has such warmth to it… love it all!

  • Reply Justina Blakeney July 28, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Stunning and playful– great find!!

  • Reply Emme July 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I love the naive style of these works. They are so inspiring! Wonderful post…

  • Reply tina July 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    How did I miss that? Oh yes, Olympics fever and the Opening Ceremony:)

    These are fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing. I didn’t know about Makoto Kagoshima… c’mon, how great does Japanese typography look on these photos? jealous!!!!:)

  • Reply Megumi October 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Thanks for the post, wonderful japanese design.
    Here, a gallery in Paris, which has nice japanese art pieces:
    Yakimono Japanese Ceramics

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