Biography

Kai Tsujimura (b. 1976) is a leading light of the generation of Japanese potters just now coming into their own. Thoroughly trained by his father, famous pottery Shiro Tsujimura, Kai embarked on his career in 2001 when he built his own kiln in the hills of Nara. Since coming into his own, Tsujimura continues exhibiting his ceramics artworks extensively in Japan and the United States. In 2010, Tsujimura’s large jar joined the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s permanent collection. 

 

Biography

 

1976 Born in Nara Prefecture
1994 Begins learning potter's craft from father Shiro Tsujimura 2001 Builds kiln and embarks on independent career

 

Exhibits extensively since 2002

 

2008 “From the Hills of Nara” exhibition (Ippodo Gallery NY)
2010 Large jar acquired in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Works
  • Kai Tsujimura, 唐津茶碗
    Kai Tsujimura
    唐津茶碗
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Oribe tea bowl, 2020
    Kai Tsujimura
    Oribe tea bowl, 2020
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Shino Tea Bowl - 志野茶碗
    Kai Tsujimura
    Shino Tea Bowl - 志野茶碗
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 伊賀茶碗-Iga Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    伊賀茶碗-Iga Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 唐津茶碗
    Kai Tsujimura
    唐津茶碗
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 志野茶碗
    Kai Tsujimura
    志野茶碗
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 黒織部茶碗
    Kai Tsujimura
    黒織部茶碗
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 黒織部茶碗
    Kai Tsujimura
    黒織部茶碗
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 備前ぐい呑
    Kai Tsujimura
    備前ぐい呑
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Kai Tsujimura
    粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Kai Tsujimura
    粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Kai Tsujimura
    粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, 粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Kai Tsujimura
    粉引汲出 Kohiki Teacup, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Hikidashi Kuro Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Hikidashi Kuro Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Hikidashi Kuro Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Hikidashi Kuro Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Hikidashi Kuro Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Hikidashi Kuro Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Ido Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Ido Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Ido Cup
    Kai Tsujimura
    Ido Cup
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Karatsu Katakuchi Bowl with Spout
    Kai Tsujimura
    Karatsu Katakuchi Bowl with Spout
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Karatsu Katakuchi Bowl with Spout
    Kai Tsujimura
    Karatsu Katakuchi Bowl with Spout
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Karatsu Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Karatsu Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Katade Vase
    Kai Tsujimura
    Katade Vase
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Shigaraki Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Shigaraki Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Shigaraki Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Shigaraki Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Shino Tea Bowl
    Kai Tsujimura
    Shino Tea Bowl
    Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Kohiki Vase, 粉引花入, 2021
    Kai Tsujimura
    Kohiki Vase, 粉引花入, 2021
    Ceramic
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