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Syo Fujita

藤田 祥
Ceramic Artist • 1978 –

A ceramic artist living in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture, Mr. Fujita, after studying general arts, entered the ceramics field and studied under Mr. Kazuya Hashimoto. He continues to create works that add creativity to everyday life, while conveying the charm of “yo-no-bi (which means beauty in everyday objects)” of Bizen ware.

BASED IN
Bizen, Okayama Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

From Mr. Fujita’s work, one can feel the power of unglazed stoneware of Bizen being directly transmitted. The shapes which is sophisticated yet with certain simplicity allow the viewer a glimpse of the artist’s creativity which goes beyond the traditional Bizen style.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1978

Born in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

1999

After graduating from Bizen Ceramics Center, studied under Kazuya Hashimoto for 5 years

2014

Four-person exhibition at four locations in New York, Iowa

2017

Exhibition and solo lecture at ESPACE DENSAN (Paris “Maison Wa”). Permanent exhibition thereafter

2017

Three-person exhibition at two locations in Taipei

2018

Commissioned works for “Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette” (1 Michelin star) in Park Hyatt Hotel Paris

2018

Permanent exhibition of works at “Le Rocketship” (Paris)

2019

Opened “gallery Kai” in Imbe, Bizen City

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