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Hitoshi Morimoto

森本 仁
Ceramic Artist • 1976 –

A ceramic artist living in Bizen. After studying sculpture at university, Hitoshi studied under Seiya Toyoba in Gifu Prefecture. In addition to Bizen ware fired in a climbing kiln built by his father, he creates vessels that fit into modern life by utilizing the unique characteristics of his materials, such as his original Shirahana (literally, “white flower”) work, made of Bizen clay fired in a kerosene kiln, and glazed works in ash, black, and Kiseto glazes based on his experience studying Mino ware.

BASED IN
Bizen, Okayama Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

Hitoshi spends his days arranging wild flowers picked from nature, enjoying the art of tea, and working earnestly on his creations. The artist’s thoughtful lifestyle of caring for the nature around him is the source of his approach to searching for the essence of beauty. His works, combining remarkable sophistication with gentle comfort and filled with his rich sensibility in every last detail, continue to attract people.

CRAFT ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1976

Born in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture

1999

After graduating from the sculpture department at Tokyo Zokei University, studied Mino pottery under Seiya Toyoba

2003

Began making pottery in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture

2011

Began participating in solo and group exhibits in various locations

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