Yoshimitsu Ishihara
石原祥充

B. 1971, OSAKA JAPAN

YOSHIMITSU ISHIHARA is a ceramist who focuses on traditional Japanese processes including carbonizing techniques and nobori-gama kilns. With a background in sculpture, ISHIHARA prefers to form his pieces free hand. His works are colored via the utilization of rice hull, either burned and blackened or powdered.

ABOUT HIS WORK

ISHIHARA forms his pieces free hand with local clay dug from the surrounding region. His carbonized works are buried amongst burnt rice hull prior to firing. This ancient process glazes the forms in a palette of blackened earth tones. ISHIHARA's rust works contrast these his carbonized pieces. Their surfaces are powdered with fresh rice hull, creating a light, white glaze, that emphasizes the forms textural, one-of-a-kind surface. Due to the duration of his process, these astonishing vessels are created only twice a year, Spring and Fall. Each firing taking over 40 hours continuously, day and night.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2020       Ginza nichi-nichi, Tokyo, Japan 
2020       Pragmata Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
2020       Gallery Kyoto Yamahon, Kyoto, Japan 
2019       Gallery Yuanbai, Hangzhou, China 
2019       Gallery Uchiumi, Tokyo, Japan 
2019       Umeya, Fukuoka, Japan 
2018       Pragmata Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
2018       Gallery Kyoto Yamahon, Kyoto, Japan 
2018       Utsushiki, Miyawaka, Japan 
2018       Gallery Uchiumi, Tokyo, Japan 
2017       Umeya, Fukuoka, Japan 
2016       Kayanoya, Fukuoka, Japan 
2016       Gallery Uchiumi, Tokyo, Japan 
2015       Yofudo, Matsuyama, Japan 
2015       Umeya, Fukuoka, Japan 
2014       Tohki, Fukuoka, Japan 
2013       Umeya, Fukuoka, Japan 
2011       Umeya, Fukuoka, Japan 
2010       Gallery Ukou, Yokohama, Japan 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019       Analogue Life, Nagoya Japan 
2017       UMIE+, Kita-Kyushu, Japan 

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