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ARTISTS / Ooishi Sakura

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Ooishi Sakura (b. 1986) was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from the Department of Art and Design at Kinki University's Faculty of Letters in 2009, majoring in ceramics and object art. In 2011, she graduated from the Kutani Ceramic Technical Institute in Ishikawa Prefecture with a degree in ceramics, and then completed the research program in 2012. In 2017, she left her position at the Kanazawa Creative Forest studio in Fukui Prefecture and began pursuing her art in Osaka.

 

Her work "Kaga ni Koishite'' is created using a pottery wheel and features natural elements such as fireflies, presenting a unique aesthetic. Ooishi creates the base of her pottery using a combination of pottery wheel and hand-building techniques, and then adds a three-dimensional representation of plants and insects to the surface. Finally, she employs traditional Kutani ceramic painting techniques to add rich colours and depth to the work. Ooishi's art not only showcases her artistic talent, but also seeks to bring a touch of beauty and refinement to the viewer's life. Through her work, one can sense the harmonious coexistence between nature and humanity, as well as a deep reverence and appreciation for the natural world.


 

1986 Born in Osaka, Japan

2009 Graduated from the Department of Arts, Faculty of Literature and Arts, Kinki University, with a major in Sculpture and Object Art

2011 Graduated from the Kutani Ceramic Art Institute, Ishikawa

2012 Graduated from the Research Department of the Kutani Ceramic Art Institute, Ishikawa

2018 Started working in Osaka

 

Exhibitions:


2011 Dancing Kutani Exhibition, Mamezo Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan
2013 Kindai Art in Abeno Harukas, Abeno Harukas Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2014 Touka Exhibition, Panonica Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan

2023 Dancing Kutani: Blooming and Resonance of Beauty, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

 

Awards:


2007 Special Prize at the 27th Echizen Ceramic Arts Festival "Unique Vessels Exhibition 2007”
2011 TV Kanazawa President's Award at the 26th Ishikawa Contemporary Crafts Exhibition

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