Shinko Nakanishi

Born in Osaka, Japanese potter Shinko Nakanishi is a talented craftsman that creates rustic pottery in the small town of Kamiita, Tokushima Prefecture. Although Shinko uses the simple tones of black and white, each have their own individuality through the firing method and the locally sourced clay that is used.

All of them are wood-fired, and the clay is very rich, which leaves unpredictable spots on the surface of the glaze. Not only are they functional objects that can be used on a daily basis, they’re expressive pieces of design and art that show the unpredictability of nature and man.

  • Shinko Nakanishi was born in Osaka in 1968.
  • In 2000 he graduated from the Kyoto Traditional Craft College, after working at Tamba Pottery. One of the ancient six potteries in Japan.
  • In 2003 he moved to the rural town of Kamiita and set up his own pottery, here he produces simple works with a calm and subtle appearance.