[ 2015/10/31（sat） – 11/8（sun）] @Koubou IKUKO
At Koubou IKUKO in Okayama Prefecture, there will be a duo exhibition held with Aoki and Mikiko Tomita.
Tomita’s fine sensitive work will be shown beside Aoki’s wood-fired kiln pieces full of nature.
There will be a gallery talk held at the first day with both artists.
Please feel free to drop by with your friends.
Gallery talk「Eyes of Aoki and Tomita, until here and then on…」
Place：Koubou IKUKO 2F
1-12-9 Chuo Kurashiki City Okayama Prefecture 710-0046
Opening Hours：10:00~18:00（Last day til 17:00）
[ 2015/10/23（fri） - 10/27（tue）] @Toukyo
At a gallery “Toukyo” which resides in the center of Tokyo city, Aoki will present his whole new collection of wood-fired kiln work, which became his greatest challenge of 2015. He keeps the air of his delicate line and smooth texture, and fuses it together with the natural power of the old style kiln.
It’s the first time to present his newly evolved works since the show in Shibuya this summer.
Please pay a visit to meet his powerful set of collaboration with modern and the classic.
Aoki will be at the gallery most days in the afternoon during the exhibition.
We will be waiting for you at the show, do bring your friends in!
2-25-13 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku,Tokyo 106-0031
TEL : +81 3-3797-4494
Opening Hours : 11:00～19:00（Open everyday during the show）
[ 2015/09/30（wed） - 10/26（mon）] @Karuizawa New Art Museum
In this exhibition at the Karuizawa New Art Museum, there will be a selection of latest wood-fired kiln Shino works,
along with the Tea Bowls form the same kiln work.
The usual tablewares will also be traveling there too.
If you haven’t had the chance to see it in real yet, please pay a visit!
Karuizawa New Art Museum（KaNAM）
1151-5 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-0102, Japan
Opening Hours：10:00〜17:00（Closed on Tuesdays・Closes at 15:00 on the last day）
WEB EXHIBITION vol.013 “Petite Flower”
[ 2015/09/24 (thu) 18:00 - 2015/10/25 (sun) ]
Ryota shares a new collection of work to celebrate the open of a new category at ONLINE STORE.
The small sizes would be easy to handle for anyone at any kind of space.
From beautifully handed vases to round casual ones…
Which would you choose for your everyday flower vase?
[ 2015/09/19（sat） - 11/29（sun）] @ Musée de Carouge
Aoki’s Lightfull Dura Light got selected in a competition held at a museum in Carouge, Switzerland.
The exhibition will be from 19th this month to 29th November.
There will be an announcement of award winners on the first day. Aoki can not make it to the place unfortunately,
but he is very excited since Carouge is close to a place where he spent his student days learning about ceramics.
Please check out this unique ceramic lamp themed competition with its exhibitors if you are lucky enough to be around Switzerland!
Concours International de Céramique Carouge 2015 —La Lampe Céramique—
Musée de Carouge
[ 2015/09/18（fri） - 09/20（sun）] @Kanayamachi in Samanoko
Held at his home prefecture of Toyama, Aoki will be presenting his work at a craft event in Kanayamacho Takaoka City.
Kanayamacho is home to Takaoka Casting, also is a beautiful village of very fine wooden lattice work with old stone pavement, one of the typical yet precious Japanese villages.
How will Aoki’s modern Tea Bowls make collaboration with the traditional scenery?
Please drop in of you are nearby.
(*Aoki’s work will participate in the exhibition starting from the second day.)
(*The work of the photo above may not appear at the exhibition.)
Kanayamachi Rakuichi in Samanoko
Air date: August 29 (sat) 22:30〜 (TV TOKYO)
WEB EXHIBITION vol.012『Sakazuki of the Modern and the Tradition』
[ 2015/08/26 (wed) 18:00 - 2015/09/27 (sun) ]
Colorful Sakazuki to brighten up the end of summer are here for the WEB EXHIBITION vol.012!
They are topped with the same luxury glazes as the brand new Assiettes, which just became on release very recently.
Light and color will dance as you pour your beverage in the gracefully opened lip.
Take a tour around the exhibition, what will your color choice be?
One of the most popular items of Aoki’s work; “Assiette series” has some new colors!!
We have a special Assiette page coming up on:8/12 (wed) 17:00~ at our ONLINE STORE.
They’ll look just like our favorite Sakazuki, Wineglass and BOWL series with the vibrant shades. It’ll stay as one of the permanent works at our ONLINE STORE. Why not try coordinating a few in different colors?
Aoki appears in an article of the magazine & Premium No.21 (P85).
It is released on 18th July.
Please check it out!
Media Listing: J-WAVE radio「Force Club DREAM TRAIN」
[2015/08/03 (mon) - 2015/08/07 (sun)]
Aoki will be featured in a radio program; J-WAVE radio「Force Club DREAM TRAIN」.
He will be on air in a 10 minute program every night throughout the week.
You can check it out through the internet also.
Please tune in!
08/03 – 08/07, 2015：21:50-22:00
08/03 – 08/07, 2015：20:48-20:58
08/03 - 08/06, 2015：20:50-21:00
*Dates and times will differ according to your region.
[ July 17 (fri) - August 02 (sun) ] @Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery
Openning Party: July 17 (fri) 18:00～20:00 (Admission Free)
roppongi hills A/D GALLERY
6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6103
roppongi hills west walk 3F
tel: +81.03.6406.6875 (12:00-20:00)
cooperation: KOYAMA TOMIO GALLERY
[ July 11 (sat) - August 30 (sun) ] @KUROBE CITY ART MUSEUM
KUROBE CITY ART MUSEUM
1035 Horikiri, Kurobe-city, Toyama, 938-0041
TEL: +81.0765.52.5011 FAX: 81.0765.52.5011
9:30 – 16:30
Admission: 500yen, Student 400yen, Junior high school students and younger children are free
[ July 1 (wed) - July 13 (mon) ] @8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery
Ryota Aoki’s various works embrace sharp and sophisticated forms, richly glittering iridescent gloss, and blackness resembling lava. Standing firmly on the ground of ceramic tradition, he has produced a variety of works including tea ceremony objects, wine glasses, sculptures, and objects for interior display, all with a contemporary sensitivity. By exploring the original technique of blending glaze with porcelain, and continuing to research glaze and the use of gold, silver and platinum, as well as by repeating over ten thousand test pieces, Aoki presents new styles like a fashion designer who creates a new line every season. This exhibition will mainly feature new works made with a wood-fired kiln, a process which Aoki started exploring this year. “Clay” guides the form, and “glaze” widens the expressions. In this new challenge Aoki makes dialogues with “fire” by using a wood-fired kiln for which controlling the fire is difficult.
I entrust myself to the power of fire.
Something begins working beyond my imagination.
“Clay”, “glaze” and “fire”;
All are powers of nature.
I borrow this power to create works.
I am a mere trigger
To create a dialogue with nature.
- Ryota Aoki
The process of firing and replenishing the firewood for many days demands the artist to face the act of creation in a more simple and honest manner. The exhibition will reveal the fruits of this challenge.
Opening (Talk, questions and answers, etc.)
July 1 (wed) 18:00~20:0
Admission Free/ no appointment necessary
8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery
2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8510
11:00 – 20:00 Admission Free
TEL: +81-3-6418-4718 | FAX: +81-3-3409-5518
WEB EXHIBITION vol.011 “First New Kiln”
[ June 8 (mon) 19:00 - July 5 (sun), 2015 ]
Presale for Members: June 7-
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