Tomonari Hashimoto

1990   Born in Wakayama Pref. in Japan
2012   B.A. Fine Arts, Kyoto University of Education 
2014   M.A. Ceramic, Kanazawa University of Art
2017   PhD, Ceramic, Kanazawa University of Art  

Tomonari Hashimoto is a ceramic artist based in Shigaraki, who has been exhibited widely across Japan, in both solo and group exhibitions, as well as in competitions. In 2017, Hashimoto was artist in residence at the ‘Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park’, which allowed him to make ambitious large scale work. Although his current work significantly varies in scale. 

In 2019, Hashimoto held his first overseas solo exhibition in Hong Kong, and later the same year he was chosen as the on-site exhibitor at the ‘Korean International Ceramic Biennale’ in Icheon World Ceramic Center.  

Hashimoto was selected as one of the youngest finalists at the ‘LOEWE Craft Prize 2019’ which was exhibited at the Sogetsu Kaikan in Tokyo.

In 2020 his work was acquired by The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK for their permanent collection.

Tomonari Hashimoto tea bowl 01