Kentaro Kawabata

Kentaro Kawabata was born in 1976 and began exhibiting his works composed of porcelain and melted glass shortly after graduation from the Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center in 2000.

Kawabata begins forming his sculptural and functional pieces from a flat sheet of porcelain clay into which he embeds pieces of colored glass. When fired, the melted glass creates subtle colorations and patterns on the matte glazed surfaces similar to brush strokes of watercolors on paper. The unique qualities of his work are also enhanced by his improvisational approach to forms and surface textures which might express sensations and feelings of his everyday life—a momentary seasonal influence or even some small pleasure or indignity.