Japan

Ceramic Residency at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan - March 2017

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Shigaraki

Shigaraki is a pottery town set in rural Shiga Prefecture 40 minutes from Kyoto.

It is one of the six historic pottery centres in Japan and contains many working examples of contemporary ceramic production as well as remnants of the ancient traditions of the past. 

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Shigaraki ceramic Cultural park (SCCP)

SCCP is one of the leading ceramic residencies in Japan and welcomes artists from around the world to its international programme.

Artists apply to SCCP for residencies ranging from one month to one year and experience a wide range of ceramic making facilities from extensive electric and gas kilns to Anagama wood firing.

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Work

It was a long held ambition to come to Japan - and as my interest in clay grew it seemed inevitable I would make a journey here.

SCCP was recommended to me as a place that encourages and nurtures new ways of thinking and would suit self-directed and experimental practices.

Learn more about my life and work in Japan from my daily blog which captured the wonderful people, places and experiences I encountered.

This residency was kindly funded by the Daiwa Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park 

                                   Selected works in clay - March 2017