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SHIRO SHIMIZU(b.1979-)


Shiro Shimizu's kiln

Born in Kyoto as a grandson of Late Mr.Uichi Simizu, who was designated a Human National Treasure of potteries with iron glaze. After graduated Kyoto Seika University of the ceramic course, he studied potteries under his grandfather who had moved to Shiga pref.
Kyoto was a capital and a great industrial city where rich and well-educated persons required the highest quality for the products. As Kyoto was the top distribution and trading center, the artisans in Kyoto have made their works in the highest quality. For example RAKU tea wares, the fine porcelains named "KIYOMIZU-YAKI", and MINGEI potteries too. His grandfather Mr.Uichi Shimizu (b.1926- in Kyoto - 2004) who was a pupil of Mr.Munemaro Ishiguro(1893 - 1968) investigated ancient Chinese and Korean ceramics. And Uichi Shimizu found out the mysterious beauty of iron glazes. He often went on a trip with Mr.Ishiguro to research unknown clays. Uichi knew the clay was one of the most important factor for potteries.
Potters in Kyoto usually buy clays that fit to their works. Shiro did the same way formerly. Lately he began to research the clays in Kyoto where the ancient potters got their materials.

Shiro Shimizu's tea bowl
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1979 Born in Kyoto
2002 Graduated Kyoto Seika University
Studied potteries under Mr. Uichi Shimizu in Shiga.
2013 Independent. Built a charcoal kiln in Kyoto


 
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