Takayoshi Narita creates tools for daily life by repeatedly beating and forging iron, heated in a coke oven until it turns bright red, by hand. Each tool has a texture and lean form unique to the fine-wire iron made by careful beating.
The exhibition will feature a collection of tea caddies, tea spoons and coffee measure cups, that were made in request by A&S, as well as a selection of open-flame cooking utensils that are representative of Narita’s work. A wide variety of utensils will be on display to give visitors a full insight into the artist’s craftsmanship. We are looking forward to welcoming you.
- The first day of the exhibition, Friday, December 15th is open by appointment only.
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Takayoshi Narita was born 1969 in Hakodate, Hokkaido. He earned his degree in oil painting at Musashino Art University and later continued to produce two-dimensional works while studying welding at a vocational training school and working in an iron foundry. In 2005, he set up his own foundry in Minakami, Gunma Prefecture, where he creates cookware and tableware from wrought iron and steel. His works are featured often in solo exhibitions.