Junko Takao

  • Cloisonné enamel work
  • 1936 -
Junko Takao

The “scale pattern” is created by using silver wires.
Usually the silver wires of baseless cloisonn? are applied as a regular mesh along the vessel shape so as to increase the strength; however, I successfully freed myself from this age-old practice, and arrange scale- or rock-like silver wire shapes to give decorativeness and strength.
Depending on the angle of the light, the silver wires covered by the pale cloisonn? glazes sparkle brightly and create a perfectly clear unique color scheme and a sense of profound depth.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Japan Enamelling Artist Association
  • 1936:Born in Gunma Prefecture
  • 2013:Solo exhibition in Paris
  • Selected for the International Exhibition of Enamels, Coburg,Germany
    Selected for the Internation Japan Shippo Conference
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

  • Received the Gold Prize twice from the Japan Craft Design Association
    Received the Incentive Award, the Association Award, the President’s
    Award, and the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize from
    the Japan Enameling Artist Association
    Received the Gold Prize at the Beijing International Art Expo
    Received the Silver Prize at the Dutch Cloisonné Exhibition
    Received the Heisei Special Art Award
    Received the Australia Art Missionary Special Honor Award
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