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:

Shozo Michikawa

Born: 1953, Japan, Hokkaido

Ceramicist. Michikawa graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University in 1975 and is now based in Seto, Aichi Prefecture where the art and production of terracotta has been refined for many generations. He has exhibited widely in Japan, the Philippines, China, and Mongolia, and his work is in public collections in the US and the UK.

In 2005 he was honoured with an exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing. The work is created on the wheel. The sculptural details and inlaid clay are achieved by modifying the internal spinning axis rather than being sculpted or decorated afterwards.

In his work he strives to retain the natural “intentions” of the clay and produce pieces that can actually be used, in keeping with their functional origins. He was a demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival, 2009.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Incense burner] C1624 Ceramics

[Unknown] C2095 Ceramics