Tsubusa KatoBorn: 1962
Place of Birth: Gifu Japan.
Tsubusa Kato was born in Onadacho, Tajimi, Gifu prefecture, Japan and he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Centre Gifu in 1979. His work is defined by the manipulation of a New Zealand porcelain combined with a celadon glaze and while much of his work takes on a dynamic and indefinable form, the end result is subtle and sensitive. The glaze and clay are not restricted to a defined form, but change with each viewing. Traditionally glaze is applied with decorative purpose but Kato is motivated by a desire to express the true form of glaze as a material.
He is an instinctive artist and uses incredible physical force to manipulate a temperamental material. The end result is unforced, organic and speaks of nature. We are very grateful to Sokyo Gallery who have produced a film that gives further insight into the work of Tsubusa Kato.
Flattened Vase2015Porcelain with celadon glazeH:41cm W:21cm D:7cmPrice on Application
Triangle Bowl (Large)2013Porcelain and celadon glazeH:10cm W:31.5cm D:31.5cmPrice on Application
Triangle Plate2015Porcelain and celadon glazeH:13cm W:32.5cm D:25.5cmPrice on Application
Drop Shape Plate2015Porcelain and celadon glazeH:5cm W:15.5cm D:12.5cmPrice on Application
Underglaze Blue Leaf Plate2014Blue underglaze, celadon glaze, porcelainH:2.5cm W:26.5cm D:17cmPrice on Application
Cube Shape2015Porcelain with celadon glazeH:10.5cm W:10.5cm D:9cmPrice on Application