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Jun Takegoshi Japanese, b. 1948

Jun Takegoshi is the forth generation of his family to become a ceramic craftsman of renown. He was born in 1948 in Kutani, Ishikawa Prefecture, a district famed for its ceramics. He graduated from Kanazawa Arts and Crafts University in 1970 with a degree of Bachelor of Japanese Arts. During the 1970’s he furthered his studies working first of all under the ceramicist Fujio Kitade and later with Yoshiyuki Chosa, a metal-worker. In 1979 he joined the Association of Japan Modern Artist-Craftsmen, with whom he has continued to exhibit regularly, becoming a judge of their exhibitions in 1987.

 

He was awarded the Grand Prize in 1989 and Membership Prize in 1990 and 1992. He has also exhibited at the Traditional Kutani Exhibition, where he won the Superiority Prize 1988 and the Supreme Prize 1991. He has also exhibited with Takashimaya, Seibu, Isetah and the Kanazawa Gallery. He first exhibited with The Fine Art Society in London in 1994, with a one-man exhibition in 1995.Jun Takegoshi’s work has been purchased by the International Exchange Fund, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ishikawa Prefecture Museum, Fuji Television Museum and the Tsurui Museum. His work is also represented in private collections in Japan, Britain, Switzerland and the United States.