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Ceramic Ware Meets Art, Tomonari Kato

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on July 20, 2010 7:10 PM

Massive art work with delicate craftsmanship.

Mr. Tomonari Kato is a 7th generation master craftsman of Yamatadakatoen, Takada in Tajimi based ceramic ware house, which its history dates back to 1794. Yamatadakatoen is known for producing various type of dishes, including the finest craft-made mortar, and many other delicately-made ceramic works.

Other than these commercial products, Mr. Kato is known for creating artworks with ceramic ware-making techniques.

Mr. Kato graduated from Crafting Course of Tajimi City Pottery Design And Technical Center and, has been handling commercial production work and artwork simultaneously. Mr. Kato has won a number of awards, including 56th Faenza Ceramic Art Competition in 2009. (The image of the award winning work is here.)

Mr. Kato, a tall figure, (over 180cm tall) is known to create tall art works. Most of the pieces are over 1 meter tall. Some of the works are exhibited around his workshop in Takada, matching with the Japanese inaka (country side) environment.

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato


Some of the works are also viewable on Google's Street View (bit obscure).



Mr. Kato, at his workshop.

Ceramic Ware Artist, Tomonari Kato

If you wish to contact Mr. Tomonori Kato for project opportunities, please contact via EDGY JAPAN.

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