“Knot Face 1”, 2016



Born 1976 in Saitama, Japan Lives and works in Gifu, Japan After graduating from the Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center in 2000, Kawabata began winning awards for his work, including the Kamoda Shoji Award at the Mashiko Pottery Exhibition (2004) and the Paramita Museum Ceramic Award (2007). His work has been the subject of numerous solo and grounp exhibitions at highly-reputed ceramic institutions, including the National Museum of Modern Art’s Crafts Gallery (“The Power of Decoration: A Viewpoint on Contemporary Kôgei (Studio Crafts)”, 2009), the Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum (“Phenomenon of Contemporary Ceramic”, 2014), and the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu (2004, 2010). 1998 Diploma, Tokyo Designer Institute, Ceramic Department, Tokyo 2000 B.F.A., Tajimi city Pottery Design and Technical Center Gifu, Japan

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