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.
Leaf Shaped Dishes2013blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelainH:1.5-2.5cm W:25-26.5cm D:14-17cmPrice on Application
Square Plate2014celadon glaze porcelainH:4cm W:15.5cm D:14cmPrice on Application
Small Plate2014blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelainH:2.5cm W:14.8cm D:14cmPrice on Application
Square Plate2014blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelainH:4.5cm W:20cm D:21cm£155
Flat Square Plate2014blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelainH:1.7cm W:20.8cm D:15.5cmPrice on Application
Plate2014celadon glaze porcelainH:9.5cm W:55cm D:21.5cmPrice on Application
Grass Pattern Tea Cups2014blue underglaze, celadon glaze porcelainH:9cm W:7cm D:7cmPrice on Application
Underglaze Blue Cups2014underglaze blue and celadon glaze porcelainH:8cm W:9.5cm D:9.5cmPrice on Application
Square Plate with Legs2014celadon glaze porcelainH:5cm W:21cm D:21cmPrice on Application
Round Block2013celadon glaze porcelainH:9cm W:12cm D:11.5cmPrice on Application
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