About 

Hidemi is a Japanese born ceramicist. She first studied at the Seto Ceramic School in Seto, Japan.
Seto-city is one of the main centres for the production of Japanese ceramics.
In 2013, Hidemi studied at the National Art School in Australia where she completed the Master course, majoring Ceramics and became a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).                                      
When she first came to Australia, the unique shapes and attractive detail of Australian flora - forms that do not exist in Japan, immediately fascinated Hidemi. Her work practice has evolved from a traditional and craft aesthetic in Japan to a more sculptural sensibility today.  Native plants, including Banksia, various flowers, and seedpods inspire the organic ceramic forms and colourfully dynamic surfaces of her work. In her work Hidemi seeks to capture the underlying pulse of the natural Australian environment. 

Artist Statement   

My practice starts from a sensitive and reverential approach to nature. I notice and am moved by every subtlety and curve of a rock or seedpod. I aim to translate this sensibility into my work.  I work with clay, a natural material, and almost always use the hand building method, the oldest technique in ceramics. Hand building means my finger marks form part of the surface, an effect I supplement with deliberate pinching to create textures inspired by Australian native forms. The works are similar in size, shape and colouring, echoing the patterns that can be found in nature. Each work is different in softness and sensitivity. Their unique details have an emotional impact as they reflect intricacies of nature. 

-Education

2011 Master of Fine Arts Degree, majoring ceramic,The National Art School, Sydney Australia

2010 Honours of Fine Arts Degree, majoring ceramic, The National Art School, Sydney

         Australia

2008-2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, The National Art School, Sydney Australia

1999 Seto Ceramic School, Seto Japan


-Solo Exhibitions

2015 Watson Arts Centre, Australia

2014 Bamboo Curtain, Taiwan

2013 The Apple House, Denmark

         Wasps Hanson, Glasgow Scotland, United Kingdom

                        University of South Carolina Department of Art, America         

         

-Selected group exhibition

2016 Sculpture by the sea in Bondi, Australia

         HIDDEN A Rookwood Sculpture walk , Australia

2015 Scenic world in Blue Mountains, Australia

         Artisans in the gardens, Australia

2014 Sculpture by the sea in Bondi, Australia

2012 Sculpture by the sea in Bondi, Australia

         VIP Art Fair in New York, America

2011 Gosford Art Prize, Australia

2009 The National Art School, Australia

2007 Townsville Ceramic Award, Australia

         Hagi Ceramic Award, Japan

2002 Kanazawa Bowl Ceramic Awards, Japan

         The Japan Fine Art, Japan

2001 Nikoukai Art Awards, Japan

2000 The Japan Fine Art, Japan

          Nikoukai Art Awards, Japan

         

-Awards

2008 Student Wheel Section, 45th National Competition and Exhibition, Australia

2007 Commented, Hunter’s Hills Council, Australia

2006 First Prize, Gosford Art Prize, Australia

2001 First Prize, Toyota City Art Prize, Japan

2000 Third Prize, Toyota City Art Prize, Japan


-Exhibitions

2016 Iriya Gallery, Japan

         The China, Japan and South Korea International Ceramic Art Exhibition, China

         Gallery Voice, Japan

2015  IT Gallery, Taiwan           

         Home at 735, Australia

         Chawan Expo, Belgium

         Chawan Expo, America

         Kensington Contemporary Gallery, Australia

         Pop Up Gallery, Ceramic Conference Canberra, Australia      

         Ying Gallery, Beijing                                                                                                                                                                               

2014 Culture Vultures, Morocco

2013 The National Art Gallery, Australia

         DNA-hub Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2011 NG Art Gallery, Australia

         Library Stairwell Gallery in Australia

         Masuda Gallery, Australia

         4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australia

2010 Library Stairwell Gallery, Australia

        The National Art Gallery, Australia

         Mills Gallery, Australia

2008 Craft NSW The Rocks, Australia

         Kerries Low Gallery, Australia

         Gallery Adagio, Korea

2007 Kerries Low Gallery, Australia

2003 Matuzakaya Department Store, Hakoukai, Japan

         Galley NHK YOU in Japan

2001 Matuzakaya Department Store, Hakoukai, Japan

2000 Gallery Matsui, Japan

1999 Matuzakaya Department Store, Hakoukai, Japan


-Artist in Residences

2016 UNSW Art and Design, Australia

2015 Canberra Potter’s Society, Australia

2014 Culture Vultures, Morocco

2013 Guldagergaard- International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark

         University of South Carolina Department of Art, America    

2008 Hongik University in Korea  


-workshop

2015 Canberra Potter’s Society, Australia

2013 Longwood University, America    


-学歴

2011 ナショナルアート・スクールシドニー、オーストラリア 大学院 陶芸学科 

2010 ナショナルアート・スクールシドニー、オーストラリア 優等学位 陶芸学科 

2008-2009ナショナルアート・スクールシドニー、オーストラリア 学位 陶芸学科 

1999 愛知県立瀬戸窯業高校専攻科陶芸学科 


-個展

2015 ワタソン・アートセンター、オーストラリア

2014 バンブー・カーテン、台湾

2013 アップル・ハウス、デンマーク

        サウスカロライナ大学、アメリカ


-グループ展

2017 日本、中国作家展 上海、中国

2016 日本、韓国、中国 国際陶芸展 景徳鎮、中国

Ying画廊、北京, 中国

    いりあ画廊 東京、日本


-賞歴

2016 スカルプチュア・バイ・ザ・シー シドニー、オーストラリア 入選

2014 スカルプチュア・バイ・ザ・シー シドニー、オーストラリア 入選