The Beauty beyond the Horizon

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"I have been looking for an absolute beauty... It cannot be found even inside Gogh's paitings... maybe it's beyond the horizon."


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KATO Tsubusa 加藤委

Selected Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, New York,

The Art Institute of Chicago,

Aichi Prefecture Ceramic Museum, 

Tomo Museum, Tokyo

Gifu Prefecture Contemporary


1962 Born in Gifu

1979 Completed a training in Tajimi 

        Municipal Ceramic Design Center

1984 Became independent

1986 Participated in the excavation of the 

       old Anagama kiln site

1989 Moved to Tomika-city and built own kiln

1994 Invited to exhibit in Asahi Craft Exhibition

1999 Slide Lectures and workshops at Faenza, 

         Aichi, and Seoul

2006 National Ceramic Art Museum of France, Sevre

2007 Fired with passion: 

         Contemporary Ceramics of Japan, Towson

          University Asian Arts Gallery, Maryland

2008 Solo show Hot Ice,  at Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.

2013 Received Golden Award from 

         Japan Ceramic Society

2014 Flow, exhibition organized by NCECA, 

         Milwaukee Art Museum, WI