Makoto Hatori is an internationally recognized Japanese contemporary ceramic artist. His work with ceramics is innovative in that he combines the centuries-old ceramic heritage of pottery used in Japan and infuses his work with modern techniques. Japanese ceramic art is based heavily in tradition, and the work of Makoto Hatori often seeks to challenge those traditions by creating art through ceramics that are meant to be thought-provoking works of art and not simply functional pieces meant for practical purposes. (

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2017 Korea

" Non-color ; Otherness (10-28-6) "

(w)122.0 – (d)75.0 – (h)13.5 cm

Handbuilt stoneware elements assembled over some threaded iron rod, non glaze with slip, silicon tube, iron rod and epoxy, electric kiln, fired 1250 degrees C. in reduction.

The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (GICB 2017). Exhibited at Icheon World Ceramic Center 263, Gyeongchung-daero 2697 beongil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do,17379, Rep.of Korea. April 22-October 9, 2017.

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