ATSUSHI FUNAKUSHI Kasama, Japan
Atsushi Funakushi feels that his ceramics need food to be complete. He believes that good products are timeless, and loves simple and balanced designs. His passion for ceramics was nurtured by his mother, who was an aficionado of ceramics and found objects, and he grew up surrounded by them. Starting in high school, Funakushi studied ceramics formally and appreciated his teachers’ designs, which were traditional yet modern. When he established his own studio, he began making plates and bowls, envisioning that they be used for special occasions.