She has created a range of bottles specifically for Contemporary Ceramics characterising a delightfully mixed collection of animals.
Here, she talks with the gallery about her inspiration and way into working with clay.
Contemporary Ceramics:Why do you do what you do?
Midori Takaki: I found ceramic sculptures are the ideal output for my imagination and observation. I’m more fluent with clay than in English. By making them, I empty my brain and actually, I am able to sleep well. Creating cured my sleeping problem.
CC:How did you first get involved in working with clay?
MD: By sheer chance. I reluctantly accompanied my husband to an evening class. He wanted to make Japanese pottery for us so that we could eat Japanese food on them at home. I thought it was going to be a waste of my time…