With pottery roots stretching back to the Momoyama period (1573-1615), Tsubusa Kato (b. 1962) was naturally drawn to porcelain. Kato began his career working with mixed clay and mass production, but after five years, he started his studio in Tomika-chō. His works have been exhibited extensively, including at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exposition, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert in London, and many other museums in Japan and Europe.


Awards and Collections

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (1996), (2010)

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu (2002)

Musée National de Ceramique, France (2006)

Japan Ceramic Society Award Winner (2013)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Art Institute of Chicago, USA