School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Shozo Michikawa

Born: 1953, Japan, Hokkaidoand

Ceramicist: Shozo Michikawa originally studied economics at Aoyama Gakuin University. He took up pottery at evening classes and left the business world to concentrate on ceramics full time in the late 1970s. He moved to Seto, Aichi where he lives and works, an area known as ‘The Six Old Kilns of Japan’ with a 1300 year history of ceramic production. Although he does not have a family background in pottery, he acknowledges Japanese traditions in his work, at the same time demonstrating his own unique style and talent. He has exhibited widely in Japan and also in the Philippines, Mongolia, Paris, New York and London. He had a significant solo exhibition in the Forbidden City in Beijing in 2005. In 2009 he was a demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Incense burner] C1624 Ceramics