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Aaron Scythe

Overview

Aaron Scythe trained in ceramics in Sydney in the late 80s. It was then that he developed an interest in Momoyama Mino pots. In 1993 whilst working at Sturt Craft Centre in Mittagong, NSW Australia, Scythe built an Anagama kiln and began investigating Shino glazes.

In 1995 Scythe travelled to Japan to study the Minoyaki style of pottery and studied under Koie Ryoji.

From 1997 to 2011 he based himself in Mashiko, Japan. During this period he developed Oribe and Kizeto ware, built another Anagama kiln to produce Shino ware and began making porcelain work. Whilst in Japan Scythe had over 60 solo shows and participated in many group shows and workshops.

In 2011 Scythe and his family relocated to New Zealand. Scythe has had over 60 solo exhibitions in Japan. His work has also been widely shown in both New Zealand and Australia and is held in private collections around the world. Aaron held his first solo exhibition of work outside of Asia with The Stratford Gallery in 2021.

Works