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Tomonari Hashimoto


Hashimoto san was born 1990 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. He studied Fine Arts at Kyoto University graduating in 2012. He went on to study for a Masters in Ceramics at Kanazawa achieving his post graduate degree in 2014. With a desire to pursue his art form even further her gained a PhD in Ceramics, again at Kanazawa, in 2017 through practice and research.

Hashimoto san is based in Shigaraki and has been the feature of many solo and mixed exhibitions across Japan and is seen as one of the most promising young artists there for his approach to scale, surface and form.

He embarked on ambitiously scaled sculptural pieces whilst artist in residence at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in 2017 which brought him to the attention of global audiences. This lead to him being invited to be part of the Korean International Ceramic Biennale in Incheon World Ceramic Centre in 2019 and in the same year was the youngest selected finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize which was held in Tokyo.

His work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.