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Katsunori Sawa

澤 克典
Ceramic Artist • 1980 –

A ceramic artist based in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. Having studied under renown potter Mr. Goro Suzuki, Mr. Sawa creates works in the style of Oribe and Shigaraki among others using a wood-fired kiln. His works are both powerful and expressive and are always interesting.

BASED IN
Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

There is genuine beauty in the works of Katsunori Sawa, an artist who is dedicated to clay. Each of his works has its own expression and delights the beholder with its exuberant presence.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1980

Born in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

2002

Graduated from Shigaraki Ceramic Research Institute

Started learning under Mr. Goro Suzuki

2005

Became independent

2006

Solo exhibition at Gallery Touen, Shigaraki

2008

Solo exhibition at Enjudo Gallery Sophora, Kyoto (’11)

2011

Group Exhibition at Tobu Ikebukuro, Tokyo (’14)

2013

Father and son exhibition in San Francisco, US

2014

Solo exhibition at Ginza Kuroda Touen, Tokyo

2016

Solo exhibition at Hankyu Umeda, Osaka (’18)

2017

Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo (’19)

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