Tuesday, November 29, 2016

KOREA JAPAN Exchange Exhibition 2016

Very happy to organize with my friend, Kang HwaSu, an exhibition of ceramic artists from Mashiko, Japan & Icheon, Korea at Cerapia -World Ceramic Center, the largest ceramic museum in Korea.
Fifteen artists from Mashiko traveled to Icheon and had fantastic time with our fabulous hosts. We were all truly impressed and equally grateful for all of their hospitality. Many friendships were made and we look forward to hosting the Koreans in Mashiko in 2018.
*Made possible in thanks to the Korea Ceramic Foundation & MCAA (Mashiko Ceramic & Arts Association).










韓日交流展2016
2016.11.15-28
韓国利川セラピア世界陶磁センター美術館

益子から20名の作家が出展し、15名が訪韓しました。
オープニングレセプションでは利川市長から歓迎の挨拶をうけ、市長を交えての食事会では、焼き肉を食べながら酒を酌み交わし、歌を歌い、笑いあり、涙ありの非常に楽しい時間を過ごしました。

韓国では利川の陶芸家たちの家に滞在させていただき、毎日の心温まるもてなしに一同が本当に感動しました。
韓国の皆さんとの交流、友情を深められただけでなく、益子の仲間たちとの絆も深めてくれた、この有意義な時間を与えてくれた韓国の皆さんに心から感謝しています。 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nami Island International Ceramic Festival 2016





















Happy to be invited back to Nami Island, Korea.
This will be my 4th time to exhibit & to participate in the workshop.
Nami has been a great source of inspiration, meeting good friends in clay.
感動と刺激とたくさんの友達を与えてくれた、南怡島インターナショナルセラミックフェスティバルに参加するのは今回4度目です。
また行けることを大変うれしく思います。

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Exhibition in NASU

那須の殻々工房というバー/ギャラリーで 7/31迄です。
こちらのバー、私たちの一番のお気に入り、というくらい素敵。雰囲気も食べ物ももちろんお酒もどれをとってもおすすめ、心満たされる空間です。
douglasの水玉宇宙の中で、心地よい時間を過ごしていただけるとうれしいです。

At our favorite bar in Nasu. Hope you have a comfortable time in Polka Dot Skies!!



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Turin, Italy -exhibition



"Espresso and Cappuccino Cups"
Happy to be a member of this exhibition of artists, architects and sculptors
@ Italian and International Galleria “Cantiere delle Arti” in Castellamonte, Turin, Italy.
Curated by Rolando Giovannini









The expression of clay is as infinite as the universe of its compositon.
This series is called, ‘Polka Dot Skies’.
We are all dots connecting the universe, in the beauty of our mystery.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

exhibition: Netherlands Ceramic Center Museum
















Ceramics Center Museum -Tiendschuur Tegelen, in the Netherlands.
I am happy to be among the collection of friends and exciting ceramist's.
Special thanks to Monkia Gass, director of the Museum of Ceramics Westerwald, Germany. 

Take the time(your time), & EnJOY SOME TEA!

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 -year of the monkey


















Don't believe the hype...
Keep the love, the truth, & a smile!

PEACE<>RESPECT<>LOVE<>GRATITUDE

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kusadasi, Turkey : workshop & exhibition




One of the highlights of my year was my experience traveling to Turkey to
meet more friends in our 'clay family'. I really loved the time there and all of
the awesome history I witnessed.
We had a workshop in the Old Town Tannery of Kusadasi and also a firing on the beach
using raku, obvara and milk firing techniques. Traveled to Ephesus, Bodrum, and
afterwards to beautiful Somas, Greece, finishing our travels in Istanbul.





Saturday, September 26, 2015

UNDER ONE SKY @ PlanetHome




















B e a u t i f u l  M y s t e r y
    soil<>earth<>ground
     UNDER ONE SKY
*My installation in Mashiko, HIJISAI2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mahiko HIJISAI(Earth Festival) 土祭2015

The Mashiko HIJISAI(Earth Festival) is 9.13-.9.28, starting with the new moon, the harvest moon. In the beginning of my creative journey in Japan, I volunteered years of effort working closely with the creator of this festival, in which I feel my influence is a part of. Regrettably he is gone, but our connection has come full circle with my participation this year. Come experience my outdoor installation, 'Under One Sky'!
13日から土祭が始まります。
日本に来て間もないころ、僕は馬場さんと出会い、1992年から97年、遊星社で日本のため、益子の未来のためという純粋な思いで、様々な活動をしてきました。
当時語った僕の思いの一部が、20年以上の時を経て、たくさんの人の力が加わり、土祭という形で誕生し、今回参加することは、言葉にできない何かが、自分の中で丸くつながったような気持ちでいます。