Tsubusa Kato

Born: 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.

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    Flattened Vase

    2015
    Porcelain with celadon glaze
    H:41cm W:21cm D:7cm
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    Triangle Bowl (Large)

    2013
    Porcelain and celadon glaze
    H:10cm W:31.5cm D:31.5cm
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    Triangle Plate

    2015
    Porcelain and celadon glaze
    H:13cm W:32.5cm D:25.5cm
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    Drop Shape Plate

    2015
    Porcelain and celadon glaze
    H:5cm W:15.5cm D:12.5cm
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    Underglaze Blue Leaf Plate

    2014
    Blue underglaze, celadon glaze, porcelain
    H:2.5cm W:26.5cm D:17cm
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    Cube Shape

    2015
    Porcelain with celadon glaze
    H:10.5cm W:10.5cm D:9cm
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    Square Container

    2014
    Porcelain, celadon glaze
    H:3.5cm W:18.5cm D:18.5cm
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    Porcelain Beaker

    2014
    Porcelain, underglaze blue and celadon glaze
    H:8cm W:9.5cm D:9.5cm
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