1976 Born in Saitama, Japan
1998 Diploma, Tokyo Design Institute, Ceramic Department, Tokyo
2000 B.F.A Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center, Gifu
Kentaro Kawabata’s porcelain work is utterly distinctive, eccentric, innovative and constantly breaking new ground. There is a touch of the romantic in his exceptional glazes and decorations. On a roll of porcelain he embeds glass cut outs so that when the glass melts it creates unexpected patterns on the surface of his vessels which he then further embellishes with metallic pigments: Iron, gold, silver and platinum.