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.

  • Triangle Bowl (Large)
    Tsubusa Kato

    Triangle Bowl (Large)

    2013
    Porcelain and celadon glaze
    H:10cm W:31.5cm D:31.5cm
    Price on Application
    Sold
  • Leaf Shaped Dishes
    Tsubusa Kato

    Leaf Shaped Dishes

    2013
    blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelain
    H:1.5-2.5cm W:25-26.5cm D:14-17cm
    Price on Application
  • Square Plate
    Tsubusa Kato

    Square Plate

    2014
    blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelain
    H:4.5cm W:20cm D:21cm
    Price on Application
  • Square Plate with Legs
    Tsubusa Kato

    Square Plate with Legs

    2014
    celadon glaze porcelain
    H:5cm W:21cm D:21cm
    Price on Application
  • Flattened Vase
    Tsubusa Kato

    Flattened Vase

    2015
    Porcelain with celadon glaze
    H:41cm W:21cm D:7cm
    Price on Application
  • Triangle Plate
    Tsubusa Kato

    Triangle Plate

    2015
    Porcelain and celadon glaze
    H:13cm W:32.5cm D:25.5cm
    Price on Application
    Reserved