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Hiroyumi Suzuki

鈴木 大弓
Ceramic Artist • 1981 –

Hiroyumi began making ceramics while still in university, and after graduating, he studied in Korea. After returning to Japan and gaining experience in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, he became independent and now has his own studio in Iga, Mie Prefecture. He has been working on a wide range of ceramics, including works in the style of Joseon ware, such as Kohiki, Mishima, and Hakeme, as well as in the Yakishime style of Shigaraki ware and such. In recent years, he has also increasingly worked with Shino ware, challenging himself to produce works in a variety of styles. He pursues his own style with his solid skills while still engaging with the charm of the classics.

BASED IN
Iga, Mie Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

The powerful presence of red clay peeking out from under a dignified and soft white slip. Hiroyumi’s works, which change their expression and grow ever more attractive with each use, seem to reflect both the strength of the artist’s enduring core and his easygoing and generous nature, and his never-ending growth and development as an artist. His spirit of inquiry, which has led him to cross the sea in his continuing exploration of the path of ceramics, and his drive to continually challenge himself to create new works, are sure to result in more beautiful creations into the future.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1981

Born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture

2005

Apprenticed in Mungyeong and Gyeongju, Korea

2009

Established independent studio in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture

2010

First solo exhibition at Gallery Toen, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture

Solo exhibition at Gallery Tosei, Osaka (continued annually since then)

2011

Solo exhibition at Gallery Hiirono, Tokyo (continued annually since then)

2012

Solo exhibition at Art Salon, Mitsukoshi Sakae, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (continued every other year thereafter)

2013

Exhibited at Takashimaya Art Salon, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture (repeated in 2015)

Solo exhibition at Daimaru Kobe Art Gallery, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture (repeated in 2015)

2016

Moved his studio to Iga, Mie Prefecture

Solo exhibition at ceramic art gallery Ginza Kuroda Toen, Tokyo

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