Item Number:B8487
H3 2/4 W24 3/4 D6 3/4 in
H8.3 W62.5 D17 cm
Item Number:C14284
White porcelain long container with lid
Item Number:C17757
White porcelain tea bowl
Ceramicist Hiromi Itabashi has an oeuvre that could easily be mistaken for soft sculpture, as the whimsical shapes he creates contain an elegance seeming free of any hardness. A modernist approach to the usage of traditional materials, Itabashi works mainly with white porcelain and chamotte, a kind of clay used as raw material for ceramics. The use of these contrasting materialities allows for freer play of shapes and form.

He complicates established notions of horizontality and verticality, pushing the boundaries for how we can consider those modes of being when viewed side by side.

He has held a various number of solo exhibitions throughout Japan, and has taught at multiple universities throughout the country.

1948 Born in Mitaka City, Tokyo
1973 Graduated from Nihon University College of Law, Tokyo
1977 Completed studies at Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center
1978 Studied under potter Keiji Ito
1996 Established Winds Ceramic Research Laboratory in Mitaka-city, Tokyo
1998 Taught at Joetsu University of Education as a professor
2005 Artist in Residence, A.I.R Vallauris, France

Public Collections:
The Japanese House, Argentina Museum of Modern Art, Argentina

Art Space Ken Club, Tokyo

Tateshina Brighton Hotel, Nagoya

Faenza International Ceramic Art Museum, France

Ishikawa Kutaniyaki Ceramic Research Center, Ishikawa 
Izu-city, Hyogo 

Seoul City Museum, Korea

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu 

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

BENAKI Museum, Greece

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea

Ariana Museum, Switzerland

A.I.R Vallauris, France

ISE Foundation

Sevres Museum, France

River Retreat Garaku, Toyaka