阪本 健 Takeshi Sakamoto
1973 Born in Neyagawa city, Osaka
His father, Shuji Sakamoto, is a painter
Graduated from Nanba Design College
1993 Apprentice to 2nd generation potter Ichino Shinsui at Tanba pottery region
1999 Set up his own kiln "Tatsumi Kiln" in Shinoyama City, Hyogo
2006 Moved to Sakai City, Osaka.
Competitions & Prizes:
2000 Kanazawa Wan Competition - Selected
33rd Traditional Craft Gild Western Japan Competition - Selected
43rd & 44th Hyogo Kobi Exhibition - Selected
2009 Sakai City Exhibition - Selected
Along with many other solo and group exhibition across Japan and overseas.