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Gaku Nitta

Gaku Nitta's love of pottery originates from his previous experience as a lighting technician for film crews on a number of food programmes. Seeing food transformed by its presentation, he decided that he would create his own work, always keeping in mind the way in which it will be used in combination with food. His thoughtful, friendly nature is reflected in the easy going style of his pottery. Using pretty green and blue glazing combined with earthy browns make his work appealing to a wide audience. As a result, it is popular amongst restaurant owners who want to give their customers a unique dining experience. 


1968   Born in Kanagawa but raised in Tochigi
1991   Graduated from Osaka University of Art (Broadcasting Studies)
2002   His studies of ceramic art began in Mashiko at Yumi-Tou 
2004   Apprentice to Mr. Mitsunori Demachi, Kasama Pottery
2006   Set up his own kiln in Mashiko


2006   South Korea-Japan exchange ceramic exhibition, Tong-In Gallery, Seoul
2009   Solo Exhibition: "The Place Where Light and Water Meet", Art Space Gamgado, Tokyo
2010   Solo Exhibition: "A Silent Murmur", Shinya Nishimaru Commemorative Museum, Nagano
2012   Fine Art Collaboration Lab, Sakuragawa Art Festival vol.3
          T-Box MIX Exhibition, Tokyo
2013   Solo Exhibition: "Kawaii" (trans.: cute), Sante Gallery, Tochigi

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