The work is decorated using a technique known as “itchin” in which the artist fills a cylindrical container with a dropper or similar object, pushes it out and paints on it like a cake decoration. Each piece is unique, as it is painted freehand without drafts. The blue glazed pieces are glazed with natural wood ashes, which gives them a different appearance in the firing process, with occasional crazing and crystals appearing where the glaze flows and accumulates.
Miki Kato – Born in 1980, Hyogo, Japan
Started my carrier as a potter since 2006 at the Kiyomizu pottery factory, and I started my creation independently since 2016.
“Artwork to use”, “Decorate craft items” as a concept,
Using a technique called “Icchin (Slip–trailing or Barbotine),
I am pursuing to find my own creativity in chaotic multinational decorations.
2006 Kyoto Potter Vocational High School
2001 Kyoto Saga Junior College of Arts
Currently produces original works in Kyoto.
2018 Donated works to the MIC Faenza International Museum of Ceramics
2017 “Miki Kato Ceramic Exhibition” (Shinjuku ISETAN WEST PARK)
2015 “Miki Kato Ceramic Exhibition” (Kyoto Takashimaya Art Saloon,17,20)
2011 Solo Exhibition (Matsuya Ginza Art Spot)
2010 “Miki Kato Ceramic Exhibition”(Daimaru, Kyoto)
2008 “Miki Kato Ceramic Exhibition”(Sophora 09,10,13,15,17)
2007 Kyoto Kogei Biennale
Also various other exhibitions.