Tani Takagi


My ceramics practice, which began ten years ago with an early retirement from a long career with foundations and nonprofit organizations, is inspired by my love of cooking and eating.  Much like innovating flavors, making pots imagines for me new journeys toward the sublime, which is elusive but always enjoyable to attempt.  I like asymmetrical forms, clouds of color, and an Asian aesthetic that evokes simplicity and serenity.  Working primarily with the wheel and producing mostly functional pieces, I work as a studio potter at Chambers Pottery in Tribeca. — Tani Takagi