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Toru Ichikawa


Toru Ichikawa was born in Tokyo in 1973. He studied and learnt the Bizen traditions under famous Bizen master Ryuichi Kakurezaki (b. 1953) from 2011- 2015. After this, Ichikawa san became established independently. His inventions are daring and striking in their various coloured glazes which shock and excite. He presents us with a contemporary image of what can be still used and adored as a traditional ceramic vessel.

Ichikawa san has been the subject of extensive solo shows in Japan and is considered one of the most adventurous and avant garde ceramic artists currently active there, working freely between modernity and tradition and using both old and new materials.

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Art Beijing 2017, Beijing

2017 Revelations International Fine Craft & Creation Biennial, Paris

2018 ART FAIR TOKYO, Tokyo

2018 Asia Contemporary Art Show Fall Edition, Hong Kong

2019 ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA, Fukuoka, Japan

Media and Publications

2017 Kamigamo Shrine Shikinen Sengu Ritual, dedication of Black Tenmoku tea-bowl "Kagutsuchi"

2020 BS Fuji "The Night Before the Breakthrough - Artists of the Next Generation”

Appeared in monthly art magazine "Gekkan Bijutsu", "Art Collectors", "HONOHO GEIJUTSU" and art magazine "ONBEAT"

Forbes CAREER “Connecting the world with creative artists who burn their lives”

NIKKEI “Art as familiar interior design. Crafts as Art x Space Design”