Takuro Kuwata (b. 1981, Hiroshima, Japan) lives and works in Toki City, Gifu. Kuwata graduated from Kyoto Saga Art College, Department of Fine Arts, in Ceramic Arts (2001), and started studying under ceramic artist Susumu Zaima in 2002. His work has been shown extensively in Japan.
In 2015 Kuwata was awarded a grant from the Arts Council Tokyo, which culminated in a solo presentation entitled Heaven, Indoor Stone Garden at the Sogetsu Plaza, Tokyo. This year, Kuwata was awarded one of two special mentions as a finalist for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 and his work is displayed in the award's exhibition at the Design Musuem, London.
Kuwata's inaugural exhibition From Tea Bowl at Alison Jacques Gallery (2016) was Kuwata's first solo exhibition in London following his participation in the group show Organic Sculpture at Alison Jacques Gallery in 2015. Recent exhibitions have included: Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida (2018), Frieze Sculpture 2017, Regent's Park, London (selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida (2017).