Shibaoka San was born in 1985 the son of respected senior Bizen ceramic artist Mamoru Shibaoka. He graduated in Ceramics from the Bizen University in 2005 and quickly went on to win awards.
His work won awards at both the Chugoku and Okayama regional art exhibitions and his tea wares were particularly singled out in the Chanoyu no Zoukei exhibitions in 2013 and 2015. He is an associate of the Japanese Ceramic Association for his teawares, an honour gained in 2020.
In this collection, the first showing of his work in the United Kingdom, he has provided wonderfully fluid and tactile works that embrace the local characteristics of Bizen clay and associated firing methods.
Shibaoka San is one to watch and we are delighted to showcase his work at this relatively early stage in his career.