School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Ryoji Koie

Born: 1938, Japan, Aichi

Ceramicist. He studied at the prefectural industrial School, Tokoname-shi and afterwards worked at a tile factory there. Revered as one of the great masters of Japanese ceramics, he makes traditional forms such as tea bowls, saki bottles, plates and vases in stoneware with simple glazes and sometimes scored markings. His works deliberately evoke a primitive essence of fired clay. He has demonstrated and exhibited internationally since the 1970s and was awarded the grand Prix at teh Vallauris Biennale in 1972. In 1991 he was a demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Tea Bowl] C1243 Ceramics