In collaboration with the Austin-Oita Sister Cities Committee and the City of Austin, an exhibit will feature works by master ceramicist Kuniyuki Sashihara from Oita, Japan. Mr. Sashihara will be in residence February 4-18th at the Dougherty Arts Center to create new work for his first U.S exhibitions. He will also provide lecture-demo opportunities for the public at the Asian American Resource Center, the Dougherty Arts Center and St. Edward’s University.
No RSVP required for this event at Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, 2400 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741. This exhibit at TEL US will run through March 9, 2017.
With 35 years of working with clay, Mr. Sashihara is known for his expressive and functional pottery. He describes his current work as being “centered on functional pieces for everyday use, however, I experience joy in finding ways to express myself within the confines of this genre. I am inspired by the great masters who have come before me in terms of technique as well as the balance and overall style of my work. I also take inspiration from beautiful natural settings, sculpture, and paintings.”
Mr. Sashihara apprenticed in Saga Prefecture in the Arita Yaki style of pottery after graduating from university. His work is celebrated throughout Japan in both group and solo exhibitions.