Taisuke Takehiro aspired to ceramic art and studied in Tokyo, Bizen, and Shigaraki.  She constructed her kiln in 1987 and in 2014 established her brand, Aki Kasara in a quiet mountain village in Kakegawa City, Japan.  Her focus is on simple, primitive, flat brooch that looks like metal but is actually hard porcelain.  By adding platinum, palladium and other elements the color can be changed according to the application.  Her designs include plants, animals, geometric patterns.

More of her work can be viewed on her website, Instagram and on her Iichi shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Aki Kasara.

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