Living in a secluded house tucked away in the countryside, Souichi Kawaguchi gains inspiration from his peaceful surroundings. Using real leaves to create impressions in his work, Kawaguchi produces an earthy yet elegant style that reflects the beauty of nature. He adds a modern twist by using gold and silver foil as accents in his pieces.
1956 Born in Tokyo
1978 Trained at Echizen Pottery Village
1980 Graduated from Ibaragi Prefecture Kiln-work Training and Research Centre
Set up his own kiln in the Kasama area
Competitions and Prizes
1982 Japan Traditional Art Guild
1983 Japan Traditional Art Guild, Award for Original Creation
1984 Craft Exhibition
1988 Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition
1990 Japan Traditional Art Guild, Award for Original Creation
2008 Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum Exhibition: "The Story of Pottery"
2010 Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum Exhibition: "Pottery and Motifs" & "The Kasama; Roots and Future"
2012 Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum Exhibition: "Modern Ceramics in Ibaragi"
Private Exhibitions and Stockists
Oohashi Hall, Yuurakuchyo, Tokyo
Gallery Shun, Hiroo, Tokyo
Mitsukoshi Department Store
Takashimaya Department Store
Ecru+HM, Ginza, Tokyo
Gallery Mon, Kasama, Ibaragi
Kamagen, Kasama, Ibaragi
Moegi, Mashiko, Tochigi