Tomohiro Kitagawa

  • Ceramics
  • 1967 -
Tomohiro Kitagawa

Mainly producing white porcelain and tohakuji (pale pink porcelain). I use motifs of natural phenomenons that can be seen in the winter in Hokkaido such as icicles, ice and snow to create cooler and sharper designs. I try to make pieces with soft and warm designs using the technique I named tohakuji, which is inlaying metal on a white porcelain base. After firing, the inlayed metal and glaze create a gray-pink color.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1967 Born in Hokkaido
  • 1991 Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law
  • 1995 Studied under Shunri Nonaka and Shunpo Nonaka
  • 2002 Built a kiln in Ebetsu, Hokkaido
  • 2004 Selected for the Traditional Kōgei New Works Exhibition (also in 05, 07 – 11, 13 – 19, 21 – 22)
    Solo Exhibition at Gallery Mona, Tokyo
  • 2005 Moves studio and kiln to current location
    Solo Exhibition at Kogei Ima (Ginza, Tokyo) (also in 06 – 08, 10, 12, 14)
  • 2008 Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (also in 09, 12, 16, 18, 19, 21)
  • 2010 Submitted to An Experiment Tea Gathering – The EZO Tea Ceremony (Sapporo, Hokkaido)
    Submitted to "Ceramics = Expressing" Exhibition at Gallery Monma (Sapporo, Hokkaido)
  • 2011 "Tomohiro Kitagawa Exhibition – Large White Porcelain Bowls and Icicle Patterns –" at the Ebetsu City Ceramic Art Center (Ebetsu, Hokkaido)
    Solo Exhibition at Ishinokura Gallery Hayashi (sapporo, Hokkaido)(also in 12 – 15 and 17)
  • 2013 Selected for the Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony (also in 14, 15 and 19)
  • 2014 Selected for the Mino Tougei Shoroku Chawan Competition (also in 2016)
    Selected for the ITAMI International Craft Exhibition
    Solo Exhibition at Sapporo Mitsukoshi (also in 16, 18 and 20)
  • 2015 Solo Exhibition at Kairou Gallery Mon (Kasama, Ibaraki)
  • 2016 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
    Solo Exhibition at Tobu Department Store (Ikebukuro, Tokyo)
  • 2017 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Okariya (Ginza, Tokyo) (also in 19 and 21)
    Solo Exhibition at Tokyu Department Store Sapporo (Sapporo, Hokkaido) (also in 19 and 21)
  • 2018 Selected for the Tobiten (also in 19)
    Submitted to "Ceramics – Techniques and Forms of the New Generation" at Sapporo Art Park (Sapporo, Hokkaido)
  • 2019 Selected for the Hagi Taisho (Grand Prix) of Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition V
    Selected for the Kikuchi Biennale
    Lecture "Producing Porcelain in Ebetsu" at the 47th Convention of the Japan Society of Oriental Ceramic Studies
  • 2020 Part-time Lecturer at Hokusho University, School of Education and Culture, Department of Art and Design

  • 1998Received the Village Assembly Chairman Award at the Hokkaido Traditional Kōgei Exhibition in Otaki Village
  • 2016Received the Incentive Award at the 1st Japan Ceramic Society "Modern Ceramics Encouragement Prize" Hokkaido Exhibition
  • 2020Received the Hokkaido Cultural Encouragement Award

  • Ebetsu City Ceramic Art Center
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