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Ōno Kōtarō 大野 耕太郎

Photo by Shimizu Takeo

Photo by Shimizu Takeo

Ōno Kōtarō - Artists - Joan B Mirviss LTD | Japanese Fine Art | Japanese Ceramics

Born 1953, Brazil

After studying law in Tokyo, ŌNO KŌTARŌ pursued a career as Japanese ceramist first as a student in Tajimi and then at Ceramica de Moncloa in Madrid. His international background prompted him to settle in Hokkaido, away from any of the celebrated traditional Japanese pottery- making centers like Tajimi. Specializing in celadon glazing on porcelain, he glazes mainly with seihakuji (bluish-white celadon) and to a lesser degree with ōji, or yellow celadon. His works in porcelain are known for their undulating, linear, carved surface patterning (shinogi-de) that evokes the softness typically associated with stoneware. His works have been exhibited in Japan and internationally.

Ōno's work can be found in several museums in Japan and worldwide, including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Portland Art Museum, OR; and The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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