Kaneko is a potter from Ishigaki island Japan. The glittering colours of Ishigaki blue are created by firing locally sourced powdered mineral ores onto clear glass. Each piece recalls the ever changing beauty and the vital force of the ocean waters, which surround Ishigaki Island. I play with tone, gradation, and innovation to recreate these vivid ocean colours in my pieces. I am convinced of my duty to continue to craft my “Ishigaki blue”, as a means of expressing serene, beauty of nature, to bring people warm feeling.