Japanese ceramics and artisan made housewares

Yuichi Takemata

Metal artist, Yuichi Takemata, got his start designing and producing an original line of jewelry. A chance meeting with urushi artist, Akito Akagi, led to Takemata's eventual release of a series of handmade cutlery and tableware as well as collaborations with several other artisans. Takemata uses a hammering technique to finish his cutlery giving each piece a subtle, textured surface.