Clay in Harmony

Pottery by Momoko and Tetsuya Otani

Otani Pottery Studio was founded in 2008 by husband and wife Tetsuya and Momoko Otani. It is located in Shigaraki, one of the six historic pottery sites in Japan, and provides a joint space for the couple to create their individual collections. Tetsuya’s wheel-thrown porcelain wares showcase gracefulness while also possessing the qualities of handmade objects, achieved through smooth surfaces, soft edges and the use of a warm white glaze. Momoko has had a lifelong connection with ceramics as she hails from a family of potters. Her works are inspired by time spent in her kitchen and utilize iron-rich local clay treated with slip and distinct applications like hand painting and sgraffito. Their earthy elegance elevates every occasion to a feast for all senses.

The Otanis have shown their pottery throughout Japan and internationally, including in Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, New York, Seattle, Portland and Australia. We are excited to share their exquisite creations with you.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: August 5 – September 3, 2022

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