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His Oribe, the lushness and vibrancy of his glazes, have the feel of the unstudied beauty of nature, and yet this natural effect is made possible only through the impressive technical skill of the craftsman.

After his thirty years career, his standard is getting higher and higher thus he cannot satisfy himself easily.

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The zenith of Japanese aesthetics is deeply rooted in the nature, as you can see the landscape in his work.

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HIGASHIDA Shigemasa 東田茂正

Museum collections: 

Duxbury Art Museum, Duxbury, MA

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Ball State University Museum of Art, IN

Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Australia

Dennos Museum Center, MI,

Arkansas Arts Center, AR

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL

1955   Born in Hiroshima

1978   B.A. at Shimonoseki Municipal University

1984   Start study ceramics at Gifu Prefectural 

           Tajimi Ceramic Technical School

1986  Completed the special course of ceramic

           Built his own studio in Tokyo

1991  Selected international round exhibition of

         Asahi ceramic arts exhibition.

1999  Jeff Shapiro & Shigemasa 

          Higashida Exhibition

          at Dai Ichi Arts, New York 

2000  Lectured at National Design Academy, US

2003  Malcolm Wright & Shigemasa 

          Higashida Exhibition

          at Dai Ichi Arts, New York

2006 Solo Exhibition at Galleria Faleria, 

          Roma, Italy

2007  Palazzo Bricherasio, Jeff Shapiro & 

          Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition at Torino, Italy

2011  International Ceramic Festival, Wales, UK

2012  Jeff Shapiro & Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition 

           at Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

2014  "teabowl : From. Function. Expression" 

           at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, UK)