– Cycle of water –
April. 4th tue– April. 15th Sat, 2023
12:00~18:00 Monday closed
OKUDA Hiromu message
The circle of a fruitful life is the circle of water, the seed of life.
Water flows to dissolve everything and create new life.
With the development of the “JIKU” series, which uses weathered granite from Shigaraki and is fired with wood to draw out the energy of the earth, I hope that the pulse of life in the invisible water will echo through the gallery space.
Hiromu Okuda short history
1949 Bone in Shigaraki ,Shiga prefecture.
Hiromu Okuda has a family history of about 400 years as a potter called Sanuemon ,kilen name was Yamasan.Yamasan has been maked special tea pot for Tokugawa shogun in Edo.
1968 Emplyed by OUMI Chemistry Company. Assisted Taro Okamoto making The Tower of the sun, the symbol of Expo 70, Osaka . Tarou’s ceramic works made everything .
1972 Independent ,22 years old.
1987 Solo Exhibition , ‘ ONKU ‘ Saga-Cyo Exhibit Space.Koutouku,Tokyo.
1988 ‘SHIGA AUUNAL ’88, CLAY WORK THE REPRO– ACTION of FORM’ , The Museum of Modern Art ,Shiga
1989 Asian Ccltural Council fellowship ,stayed and worked 6 month Archi Bray Foundation in Helena Montana.(USA) After around in USA.
1990 Solo Exhibition, ‘ONKU ‘Califonia State University Main Art Gallery ,Fullerton,USA.
1999 Exhibition ‘JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ART’ Museum Van Bommel Van Dam Venlo in Samenwcrking Met, Holland.
2000 ‘ Int’l Ceramic Studio Symposium Exhibition ‘ , Kesckemeti,Hungary.
2001 Exhibition ‘INTERNATIONAL LARGE SCALE CERAMIC SCULPTURE’ ,Taipei County Yingko Ceramic Museum Opening Exhibition , workshop.New Taipei City,Taiwan.
2008 Exhibition ‘ THE LIFE CYCLE and REBIRTH –VARIOUS LIVES ‘.Gree House (with Mieko Okuda,345 citizens works ) Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild ,Pittsuburgu,USA.
Demonstration at ‘42nd Annual Conference Nationl Council on Education for Ceramic Arts ,NCECA’, Pittsuburgh,USA.
2016 Workshop,Recture, International Craft Resarch And Development Institution.Taipei,Taiwan.
2019 Exhibition ‘ Mino Internationl Ceramic Exhibition ‘, Mino,Gifu.
2022 Exhibition ‘ WATER CIRCULATES’ with photographer, Syouzou Nakajima, Mi temple Kannon-dou, Ootu,Shiga.