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Bio: Micazuki

 

Micazuki is Saika Taku and Miguel Angel Lorente Fernández, a young Japanese-Spanish couple working from a beautiful, small village in the Lecrín Valley in the province of Granada, Spain. Micazuki, whose significance in Japanese is “quarter moon rising” is deeply rooted in pottery, skillfully combining the simplicity of modern design with ancestral techniques and enriching their work with Japanese aesthetics.

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Micazuki is using traditional techniques and natural raw materials. The colours achieved using a combination of natural raw materials with vegetable ashes, adding a special warmth to their artworks. Additionally, a careful selection of clays and European high-end porcelain guarantee the quality of their products. All ceramic is baked at high temperature (1250ºC). This Spanish-Japanese couple is making a great effort with their creative commitment to research, constantly offering new colour shades achieved through third firings, gold, silver, smoke, sigillata, raku, Egyptian pastes and porcelain…

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Saika and Miguel also share their expertise in various workshops, a great opportunity to enjoy a piece of Japan in countryside Spain.

 

Saika Taku

1980 Born in Tokyo, Japan.

1990 Starts participating in ceramic workshops.

2003 Graduated from the Tokyo Zokei Fine Arts University.

2003-2008 Professional experience as a graphic designer in Tokyo.

Since 2008 works in own pottery workshop in a new project, Ceramic Micazuki with Miguel Angel Lorente.

 

Miguel Angel Fernández Lorente

1971 Born in Cartagena, Spain.

BA in Art History from the University of Murcia.

Senior technician in ceramics at the School of Arts and

Crafts, Granada.

Work in own workshop since 2001 in Granada.

Since 2008 pottery works on his new project, ceramic Micazuki alongside Saika Taku.

 

Micazuki has participated in several fairs and exhibitions since 2008;

Christmas Fair Granada (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Getxo International Fair 2012.

Japanese Ceramics and Food Shows in the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation, Granada 2014.

Exhibition in Art + stellas, Tokyo, Japan, 2014.