KINO Satoshi (b. 1987 Japan)
KINO is a distinguished ceramic artist from Uji, Kyoto. He started ceramic making since of age 15, earned his M.F.A. in Ceramics from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2012. He has participated in many exhibitions international wide and solo exhibitions in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Taipei and New York. Kino also has been recognized in several international competitions and has received many First prize awards in Japan, China, Spain. ( more CV: kinosatoshi.com)
His works had been collected in many public and private museums in Japan, U.S.A., Spain, China and well-known in the contemporary ceramic area as a young ceramicist.
KINO only focus on the potter's wheel technique and porcelain clay. His works come from the adjectives found in Japanese to describe the natural world and infuse the serenity inherently found in water, the air, and plants, evoke elements of nature and convey abstract feelings to the viewer. Furthermore, he tries to replicate the tension which is quietly present in our surroundings and form those impressions into solid objects.