Adachi Mari - Matsuri Plates
Named 'Matsuri' after the local Japanese festivals that are held by almost every Shinto Shrine across Japan. These festivals are the only time of the year when the Kami, the god of the shrine, leaves the shrine to be carries in a procession through town within a palanquin. Adachi Mari was inspired by the patterns of the clothes worn to these festivals to design this plate.
Adachi Mari was born and raised in Tajimi City, a specialty of ceramics, in the Tono region of Gifu prefecture. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tokyo and then to London. She has a strong interest in expressing with "output" and is active as a graphic designer. She became interested in the fusion of ceramics and graphics, and returned to her hometown to start making pottery in earnest.
Currently, she is exploring new possibilities of expression, which is the fusion of ceramic materials and graphics.