Noe Kuremoto is a ceramicist.
year of birth: 1982
current residence: London
Noe started when she was a child
Where did it all begin?
Ever since I could doodle, so maybe when I was 5 years old?
What is the worst advice you’ve heard?
“Work on your CV.”
Most beautiful moment during the creative process?
Forgetting the time and just being in my own world.
What doesn’t inspire you?
Negative and closed minded people.
What are you proud of?
I am proud of my family and children. They are everything to me.
Who would you like to meet or who would you like to work with?
I am always happy to work with any like-minded people. Part of being an artist is building that creative community.
Clay, fire, water and my favourite tool: my hands.
What would you have done, if not this?
I have done many things thus far, but probably some kind of art. Painting, sculpture, textile, performance… The possibilities are endless.
When was your biggest moment of doubt?
When we first decided to start our family. I was worried if I would be able to combine doing a good job in my art practice with being a good mother. Turned out that my children are my biggest source of inspiration. It’s just that society makes us woman, especially working woman, doubt about starting a family.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband Ed. And of course my mum and dad who always, always believed in me; even when I couldn’t.
What is to you, the most beautiful sentence?
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu
What do you still want to do?
Life is made of a series of natural, spontaneous changes. I hope I will continuously have the courage not to resist them.
Where do you work?
I work in a small studio in East London.
Want to see more of Noe’s work?
Photo of Noe by Liam Prior, photos of the created by Kristin Perers (below) and Noe Kuremoto, photos of the workplace by Marcelo Deguchi