My ceramics experience is rooted in both Japanese and European traditions. Before arriving in UK, I studied Kutani Pottery in Kanazawa city in Japan as well as ceramics product design in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The subjects of my current porcelain work are shapes inspired by leaves and flowers. I study botanical forms in the garden. I find myself drawn to the intricacy of plants, examining the veins of a leaf, how its edges are shaped, the layering of a flower’s petals. I look, I touch, I draw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education
1998-2002 Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan, BA (Hons) Ceramics
2005-2006 Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, Denmark, Ceramics Design Course
2007-2009 Royal College of Art, London, MA Ceramics and Glass

Awards and Fellowships
2014 Jerwood Makers Open 2014 Winner
2013 Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2013 Winner
2011 Homes & Gardens Desginer Awards – Ceramics & Glass Winner
2011 Finalist, Art Foundation Fellowship, Ceramics
2004 First Prize, Graphic Art on Ceramics, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Tajimi, Japan
2004 Silver Prize, Craft Design 2004 Tajim, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Tajimii, Japan
2003 Udatsuyama Craft Workshop Purchase Award, Kanazawa, Japan
2007-2009 Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange scholarship
2005-2006 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship Assigned school : Danmarks Designskole

Residency
2003-2005 Udatsuyama Craft Workshop, Kanazawa city-subsidized craft residency in Ceramics, Kanazawa


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Decorex, Future Heritage with Corrine Julius, London
GOLD: All that Glisters, Japan Embassy, London
Jerwood Makers Open 2014, 9Jul-31Aug, Jerwood Space, London
THE SALON: ART+DESIGN, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Pavilion of Art & Design London, Adrian Sassoon, London
Masterpiece London, Adrian Sassoon, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Art Antiques London, Adrian Sassoon, Kensington Gardens, London
COLLECT, Adrian Sassoon, Saatchi Gallery, London
TEFAF, Maastricht, Adrian Sassoon, The Netherlands

2013
Lure of the Orient, until 1st of March 2014, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
A solo exhibition at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s Chambers Club
THE SALON: ART+DESIGN, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Pavilion of Art & Design London, Adrian Sassoon, London
Masterpiece London, Adrian Sassoon, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Art Antiques London, Adrian Sassoon, Kensington Gardens, London
COLLECT, Adrian Sassoon, Saatchi Gallery, London
TEFAF, Maastricht, Adrian Sassoon, The Netherlands

2012
Art Miami, Adrian Sassoon, Miami, USA
Pavilion of Art & Design London, Adrian Sassoon, London
Masterpiece London, Adrian Sassoon, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Art Antiques London, Adrian Sassoon, Kensington Gardens, London
COLLECT, Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, Saatchi Gallery, London
TEFAF, Maastricht, Adrian Sassoon, The Netherlands

2011
Pavilion of Art & Design New York, Adrian Sassoon, New York, USA
Pavilion of Art & Design London, Adrian Sassoon, London
Masterpiece London, Adrian Sassoon, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Art Antiques London, Adrian Sassoon, Kensington Gardens, London
COLLECT, Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, Saatchi Gallery, London
TEFAF, Maastricht, Adrian Sassoon, The Netherlands

2010
Teatopia : Museum Sheffield, Sheffied, UK
Pavilion of Art & Design London, Adrian Sassoon, London
Masterpiece London, Adrian Sassoon, Former Chelsea Barracks, London
COLLECT, Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Handmade, An Exhibition of British Craft, Fortnum & Mason, London
TEFAF, Maastricht, Adrian Sassoon, The Netherlands
London Art Fair, Adrian Sassoon, Business Design Centre, London

2009
Pavilion of Art & Design London, Adrian Sassoon, London
British Ceramics Biennial; FRESH exhibition, Stoke-on-Trent
New Designers Graduate Show, Business Design Centre, London
SHOW 2009, Royal College of Art, London,

2008
Vienna Café 1900, Royal College of Art, London

2007
Transformation - Rosenthal Design Award, International Design
Centre, Berlin, Germany

2006
Rosenthal Design Award, Frankfurt, Germany

2005
Utatsuyama Resident’s Exhibition, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
Art space of Kounou Bank, Kanazawa, Japan
Kanazu Forest of Creation Museum, Hukui, Japan
Sake Vessels, Tokyo Design Centre, Tokyo, Japan
Wan-One Exhibition, Daiwa Department Store, Kanazawa, Japan

2004
Craft Design 2004 Tajimi, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Tajimi, Japan
Japan Modern Craft Association Regional Exhibition, Daiwa Department
Store, Kanazawa, JapanAwards

 

Public Collections
Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
The Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland
The Oriental Museum, University of Durham, UK
Wedgwood Museum, UK
Porcelain Museum, Porzellanikon, Selb, Germany
Kanazawa Utadatsuyama craft gallery, Japan

 

 

 
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