Takumi Sato (1962-2006)
Takumi Sato is renowned for its Raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that is commonly used to make tea cups and pots for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It characterised by hand-moulding the clay which results in each piece of artwork being “one-of-a-kind”.
Sato’s avant-garde artwork rebels against its traditional form; with no functional purposes it is merely a display of the artist‘s desire and interpretation.
Takumi Sato had many successful exhibitions around the world, including Japan, New York, Australia and New Zealand. In 2001 he graduated as a Master of Fine Art from UNSW, where he also lectured. Sato continued to teach in Kyoto Saga Art University until his death in 2006.