ISAKO SUZUKI

NERIAGE POTTERY

 

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Isako Suzuki grew up in her father's ceramic studio in Odawara, Japan. Her father, Sansei Suzuki,

(鈴木三成) is a highly regarded celadon ceramist in Japan for his Sung style celadon pottery. Isako had been initially trained in wheel-throwing by her father in the late 90s but it was only after some years of on and off relationship with pottery that she started working on a full-time basis, creating her own style of pottery. Her main focus has been Neriage, in which she originally took interest in 2008. Over the years, Isako consulted her father for technical assistance in the beginning then later on for his critique and review of her completed works. She has been creating her Neriage pieces at her home studio in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

"Inspired by both traditional and contemporary Neriage works, and determined to not follow the tradition, I taught myself how to create my own style of Neriage work by studying some Japanese masters’ work and by trial and error. I carefully assemble layers of gradated coloured clay, from which I throw a piece on the wheel; the resulting work appears to have flowing motion with gradated bands which also creates three dimensional effects in viewers' minds.. "

                                                           ceramic competitions / juried exhibitions

The 8th TOBITEN Ceramic Art Exhibition, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2021

The 13th Contemporary Tea Ceramics Exhibition, Toki City Cultural Promotion Foundation, Gifu, Japan, 2020

The 24th Mino Teabowl Exhibition, Mino Ceramic Art Association, Gifu, Japan, 2020

Shimpo Teabowl Show (first place), NCECA, Portland, Oregon, 2017

                                                                         group exhibitions

Creative Obsessions, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI, 2020

Bonspiel Mug Invitational, NCECA, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis, Minnesota,  2019

Revolution, Craft Nova Scotia, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2018

Oh Canada, Craft Nova Scotia, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2017 

Dish, Medalta International Exhibition, Yuill Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB. 2017

Craft Year 2015, Craft Nova Scotia, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2015

Craft Year 2015, PEI Craft Council, Eptek Art and Culture Centre, Summerside, PEI, 2015

Heirloom, PEI Craft Council, The Gallery@The Guild, Charlottetown, PEI, 2014

                                                                              collections

Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI

                                                                       education

Diploma: Graphic Design  Holland College, Charlottetown, PEI

BA Linguistics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

 

contact

hspottery@gmail.com

PO Box 726 Cornwall PEI

 CANADA  C0A1H0

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