Diving into the Pocket

© Naomi Ashida

Naomi Ashida’s ceramic work is characteristic for having both techniques rooted in tradition as well as a somewhat Westernized sense of color. She creates daily-use ceramics such as her “AMETSUCHI” series, but for exhibitions she takes in various themes and motifs such as “Alice in Wonderland” to create a joyful world like that of an opened-up picture book. This exhibition is positioned as an extension from her solo show “Pocket” held in Kyoto last year.

dive into an uncertain hole and begin to swim
things left behind in someone’s bag
filled with memories of some time and secrets
— Naomi Ashida

At this exhibition, part of the space of which has been made to resemble a pocket, she will show a mixture of her most recent works, and ceramics from her standard series such as those from the “AMETSUCHI” series.
Naomi Ashida was born in 1975 in Kyoto. She received an M.F.A. from the Graduate School of Art, Kyoto City University of Arts in 2000. She mainly creates daily-use ceramics suitable for varying seasons and spaces, available at interior design shops such as IDÉE, CLASKA Gallery & Shop “DO”, and department stores. At our gallery, she will present original objets and ceramics created from a more free inspiration.

Artist Profile

Naomi Ashida

1975  Born in Kyoto
1998  Kyoto City University of Arts, Craft Division, Ceramic major
2000  Graduate School of the Kyoto City University of Arts, Craft Division, Ceramic major(M.F.A.)
Lives and Works in Kyoto