Makoto Saito - a Japanese ceramic artist based in Seto, Japan. He was born in Sapporo in 1989 and graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in 2014.
Makoto uses semi-porcelain clay as a base, mainly shaped on the wheel, then adds layers of colored slips and glazes with different melting points. He layers each material, considering not only the simple layering of color on color but also the change in color due to the reaction between pigment and glaze. The glaze and polishing create a matte surface texture after firing.
In creating his work, he considers the social meaning and function of the vessels and their relationship to food. Since a vessel is a tool, it is usually made with the user in mind, but he also wants to consider something that has or had life just like us that is placed on or in it.
Makoto's work is not purely ceramics on your kitchen shelves but also plays a role in our daily life. He believes his work can deliver happiness to the users through their everyday use and interaction with the beautiful, unique pieces.