A prestigious prize-winning ceramic artist from Japan, Mr. Notomi creates renowned blue-colored ceramics from the ‘Hagi’ area of the Yamaguchi Prefecture in western Japan.
Hagi-yaki is a traditional Japanese pottery. Susumu Notomi of Yamaguchi prefecture creates Hagi-yaki that is characterized by its distinctively delicate and deep blue, which is reminiscent of the blue sky, the ocean, or outer space. Notomi creates Ao-Hagi (Blue Hagi-yaki) by mixing soil with glaze, and by altering the balance he brings about rich gradation from deep indigo blue to pale blue like the white waves of the sea.
Past exhibition online at The Nippon Club Web Gallery
Artist official website http://www.choungama.com