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Hajime Tamura:Deep Freeze
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Published: December 14 2012


Using porcelain clay from Amakusa, Hajime Tamura creates celadon and white porcelain based on the theme, “how to expand the flexibility of soil and the expression of the lathe”. Sharp, transparent and matte texture, which are the specific characteristics of porcelain, and the rhythmical shading created by the ridges on a blade and the trace of the wheel, into which the glaze flows like a dew with a luster and ooze, bring softness with a feeling of floating. Especially, the transparent light-blue glaze that reminds us of the Southern Song celadon is the one Tamura has particular interests in, as he has worked on the research of the blending ever since he was a student. After forming the shape on the turning wheel, he distorts the rim, makes an incision, or sticks together to give the works the organic forms, which may look like sea life, shells or plants. In recent years, he has broadened his scope of expression to heat-resistant earthenware such as earthen pots, jingisukan pans and a series of pale pink-colored works, blending the pigment with the clay.

Hajime Tamura was born in 1973 in Akita. After receiving M.A. from Waseda University, he started working as a ceramic artist in Tokyo. He worked in Mashiko, Tochigi since 2002, and in Akita since 2011. He has had many solo exhibitions in Japan, including Gallery Mukuri (Tokyo, 2004- ), Koko Laboratory (Akita, 2008- ), graf (Osaka, 2008 and 2011), Utsuwa Ku (Hyogo, 2009 and 2011) and PLAIN PEOPLE (Tokyo, 2010 and 2012). Tamura started a collaboration work with a comic “Heugemono” by Yoshihiro Yamada since 2009, as well as participating in “IKEYAN☆”, the young ceramic artist group since 2010. This is his first solo exhibition with TKG Ceramic, Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto.

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Last Updated on December 14 2012

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