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Artist name
楠田 直子 KUSUDA Naoko
漆芸家 / Lacquer Art
東京 / Tokyo
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1975 東京都生まれ。
1999 武蔵野美術大学 造形学部 空間演出デザイン学科卒業
    イタリア・ミラノに留学(Scuola Politecnica di Design 卒業)
2001 漆芸を東京芸術大学名誉教授・願船漆工房主宰 大西長利氏に師事
2004 漆芸家として独立
Solo exhibition
2007 ギャラリー旬(東京・広尾)
2008 MA by So Shi Te(東京・南青山)
2009 ギャラリー旬(東京・広尾)
2013 ギャラリーたちばな(奈良)
2017 ギャラリーたちばな(奈良)
Group exhibition
2019 「2019漆で寿ぐ 3人展」(art space Morgenrot / 東京・南青山)
    工芸展(JILL D’ART GALLERY / 愛知・名古屋)
2020 「香りのある暮らし展」(森の小屋 / 静岡・伊豆高原)
    ジャパンジュエリー展(ギャラリーおかりや / 東京・銀座)
2021 「色は匂へど」BLACK ECHO feat.白石雪妃&楠田直子(白白庵 / 東京)
2006 「第14回テーブルウェア大賞~優しい食空間コンテスト」
    テーブルウェア・オリジナルデザイン部門 (プロフェッショナル)
2008 「わん・One 大賞 2008」優秀賞受賞(石川・金沢)
    「国際漆展・石川 2009」入選(石川・金沢)
2011 「第19回テーブルウェア大賞~優しい食空間コンテスト」
    テーブルウェア・オリジナルデザイン部門 (プロフェッショナル)
2014 「国際漆展・石川 2014」審査員特別賞、権相五賞 受賞(石川・金沢)
2017 「国際漆展・石川 2017」入選(石川・金沢)

「ひとひら」 Hitohira
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「月の満ち欠け」 Tsuki no michikake 「ゆらぎ」 Yuragi
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「月明り」 Tsukiakari 「生命のちから」Seimei no chikara


日本の魅力はなんだろかと改めて考える機会が多い中、漆があったという事にふと気付きました。帰国し、大西長利氏主宰 願船漆工房の門を叩き、初めて漆液を見た時、その美しさ、神秘さに感激しました。そして今、自然の素材を相手に、制作出来る喜びを感じています。

My wish
When I work with my creation, I continue embracing the lacquer culture nurtured by our predecessors from ancient times to present day.My first encounter with Urushi was when I saw the black Urushi sap, the sap that looks as if it quietly whispers as it was alive. When I create my art work using this sap, the life of Urushi tree, there is a moment when it abandons my hands and gets filled with its original energy. This makes me realize that the art work I am creating is through Blessing of Nature, the life of Urushi. Never forgetting the beauty within Urushi, I aspire to create a “work of art for everyday use” through “Kanshitsu” technique.

My encounter with Urushi
After graduating from Musashino Art University, I went to Italy to study design.
While I had many opportunities to think about Japan's beauty, I realiezed that Japan had Urushi. On returning to Japan after a year, I knocked on Master Nagatoshi Onishi's door and was trained under him for 3 years. The very first time I saw Urushi Sap, I was moved by its beauty and mystery. Now I feel the happiness of working with this natural material.

What is Kanshitsu (dried lacquer) technique?
The technique of Kanshitsu is created by adding layers of Linen material coating with natural adhesive such as wheat Urushi and glue Urushi on the mould. When the ideal thickness has been created, the Urushi coated linen layers is released from the mould. It is reported that Kanshitsu technique was introduced to Japan in the early 7th century (Nara period) when trade with China became prosperous. The technique was used for the production of Buddha statues because of its light weight and durability. Typical Kanshitsu Buddha statues include the Ashura statue at Kofukuji Temple and the Ganjinwajozajo statue at Toshodaiji Temple.
"Japan" has also the meaning of “URUSHI".