“With each individual work, including the title, I condense a single universe into that piece.  The motifs are mostly inspired by nature, and I find it most satisfying when someone is able to look at my work and experience a soft breeze, hear the voice of a bird, or recreate a feeling from some story.”   -Ruri Takeuchi

Ruri Takeuchi graduated from the Department of Oriental History at Kyoto Women's University. in 2006, she graduated from Kyoto's School of Traditional Arts and Crafts. Takeuchi trained under Chousa Yamamoto, a renowned porcelain artist. In 2013, opening her own workshop in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Takeuchi applied delicate paintings of plants and animals onto porcelain incense containers and small boxes, bringing them to life with her skillful artistry.