Kai Tsujimura is a leading light of the generation of Japanese potters just now coming into its own.
He studied initially under his father, the famed potter Shiro Tsujimura. He embarked on an independent career in 2001, building his own home and tunnel kiln in the hills of historic Nara Prefecture. As the younger Tsujimura, he works in multiple genres like his father, including rough-hewn, natural-glazed Iga ware; white-slip kohiki; and painted, translucent- glazed e-garatsu ware. He made his New York debut with an exhibition here at Ippodo Gallery.
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