About




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.

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

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Midori Takaki's works are available from


Cecilia Colman Gallery, London

Bils & Rye, North Yorkshire

Galerie Corinne Le Monnier, Le Havre, France

Bevere gallery, Worcester

Gallery Top, Derbyshire

Hope gallery, West Yorkshire

Morningside gallery, Edinburgh

Silver Shell, Tokyo


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Exhibitions and Events

2018

Ceramic Art London 2017 - March

Bevere Gallery - May Focus

2017

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


2016

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

    2015

Exhibition, Biscuit factory, New Castle - September 

Ceramic Art London - April

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


2014

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

2013

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

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)




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Blogs

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
http://blueeggsandtea.sqsp.com/blog/2014/3/4/why-i-love-handmade


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Education

2013

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

1994

MA - Social Anthropology, University of Kent, UK  


 
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