Made from iron and Mashiko soil ”Tetsue Doirodori”
”In the beginning, I wasn’t motivated to be involved in ceramics. But my parents told me ’If you are going to college, we will pay only if you go to an art college. Anywhere else, you’re on your own.” Usually it’s the other way around, right? (laughs)”
The characteristic of Kamiya’s ceramics is the ”Tetsue Doirodori” technique which uses motifs of familiar plants like the plum, grape and camellia.
Wanting to get away from the bonds of life, Kamiya built his workshop in the forests of Chiba and surrounded himself with nature so that he could work in peace. He still has strong feelings towards his birthplace of Mashiko.
Work that can only be created in the present
”I’d like to create pieces that are recognized as work by Norio Kamiya wherever they may be.” Kamiya told us. The most difficult thing for him is to express the period, he commented.
Towards the end, Nakata tried making pottery with Kamiya’s guidance.
- ceramic artist Norio Kamiya
- Chiba City, Chiba
- URL http://www.kamiyanorio.com/