The Japan Foundation is proud to be supporting the appearance of Kaku Hiyashi at International Ceramics Festival. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1978, she quickly rose to become one of Japan's leading ceramicists. In 1997 she was awarded the Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Grand Prize. Currently she is an Honorary Professor of Bunsei University.
Hiyashi she creates large scale sculptures using kan-taro, a clay infused with volcanic glass that she jointly developed. Her work focuses on circular forms that reflect on the cycle of life and death.
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