When I was a child in Japan I thought I would become a writer. My head was a full of imagination, memories, feelings, thoughts and stories. Once a while, they overtook my daily life. It wasn't always easy for a child to live in the real world and my own world at the same time.  Especially as all my imagination, memories etc. just float around in my head, like clouds in the sky. I didn't know what to do with them.

Now I capture the floating thoughts in ceramics. Once they were given shapes, they become grounded. I create something small almost daily at night. I call them my journal. I am writing in ceramics. By doing that, I file the information, which is, otherwise, difficult to classify, in drawers in my brain. I could bring every nuance and detail of my memories, stories, emotion and thoughts, back to life vividly when I see each sculpture.

Midori's works are in private collections in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Danmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK and USA

CPA selected member

Midori Takaki's works are available from

Midori Takaki Online store

 and galleries.

Cecilia Colman Gallery London

Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

New Ashgate gallery, Farnham

Galerie Corinne Le Monnier, Le Havre, France

Hope gallery, West Yorkshire

Morningside gallery, Edinburgh

Ragleth Gallery, Shropshire

Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Silver Shell, Tokyo

Exhibitions and Events
Future events

Past events

Ceramic Art London 2022


Fresh Art fair, Cheltenham
with West End House gallery

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
with West End House gallery

Feature artist of November
Bevere gallery

White Circle Manchester Art Fair
with Hope gallery

Christmas show
Contemporary Ceramics Centre


All events have been cancelled due to the pandemic.


Ceramic Art London 2019 - March

Contemporary ceramics centre - July - October

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea - October
with West End House Gallery

Oxford Ceramics Fair - October

'In the Windows' exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre - November

'Gifted', Contemporary ceramics centre, - December

Christmas show, West End House gallery - December

Bluecoat Display Centre - December


Ceramic Art London - March

Design Spring |18 -KIMA Architecture and Interiors - April

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with LANS gallery - May

Bevere Gallery - May Focus

Art in Clay - August

Oxford ceramic fair - October


Ceramic Art London 2017 - April

Galerie Corinne le Monnier, Le Havre, France - April-May 

Bevere Gallery - June Focus

Art In Clay, Hatfield - August

Studio sale weekend - Sep

Galerie Corinne le Monnier, Le Havre, France - Dec


Ceramic Art London 2016 - April

 Exhibition, Silver Shell Gallery, Tokyo - May (Solo)

Cecilia Colman window exhibition, London - June

PikaPika, Craft cetral gallery, London - July

Cambridge Art Fair with Bils and Rye -  September

In the Landscape exhibition, Artichoke gallery, East Sussex - October  to December

Handmade at Kew with Gallerytop - October

Winter Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey -  November

Christmas exhibition, GalleryTop -  November


Exhibition, Biscuit factory, New Castle - September 

Ceramic Art London - April

WHITE BALANCE, with Alan Emsden, 
Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury - March (Duo)


Windsor Contemporary Art Fair - November 

Etsy Art OPEN exhibition, London  - October

Landmark Arts Centre Midsummer Art Fair - June

Emerging artist space, Mascalls gallery, January - February


Clouds  Calm - Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (Solo)

Clouds  Storm - Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (Solo)

Prism MA show -  Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (Group)

Featured articles/Interviews

Potters on Pots: Midori Takaki: Ceramic Review 313, January/February 2022

Ceramic Art London, Architectural Digest online, Russia, 2018 

Of spirits and stories: Ceramic Review 290, March/April 2018

Ceramic Art London fair: world's best potters showcase their designs at Central Saint Martins art and design school, Evening standard (30, March 2017)

Artist Interview: Midori Takaki http://www.ghosttt.com/artist-interview-midori-takaki/ (June 2015: Ghost) 

Midori Takaki’s Ceramics.  (Art is a way by Elsa Mora)

No Hair allowed http://oldtatmag.com/2015/04/08/no-hair-allowed/ (April 2015: Old Tat Magazine) 

Midori Takak - My Owl Barn http://www.myowlbarn.com/2014/02/midori-takaki.html

Angels *Midori Takaki* Canterbury Christ Church Gallery Until 21st December 2013

http://needleprint.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/angels-midori-takaki-canterbury-christ.html (December 2013)

Clouds in the sky  http://justc-design.com/art/clouds-sky-ceramic-sculptures/ (November 2013)

Midori Takaki - Ceramics artisan http://japanstore.jp/blog/article-archive/midori-takaki-ceramics-artisan/  ( November 2013)

Mouseblossom http://mouseblossom.nl/babble/urban-jungle-bloggers-springeaster-styling/

Blue Eggs and Tea http://blueeggsandtea.sqsp.com/blog/2014/2/24/random-things-for-tuesday



Postgraduate certificate - Ceramics in Fine and Applied Art, Christ Church Canterbury University


MA - Social Anthropology, University of Kent, UK  

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