Japan / Kumamoto
Potter Kanazawa Naoki creates pottery in his hometown of Amakusa Islands. His studio is surrounded by lush green mountains and clear seas, with a scenic landscape that constantly changes with the seasons and daily fluctuations. He captures moments born in this grand nature with his warm and gentle sensibility, expressing them through his enchanting pottery. His studio name “Ayoo" s a local dialect in Amakusa, which people exclaim in moments of joy, sadness, or surprise. It embodies the idea of preserving emotions born from living with nature through the art of pottery.