Akihiro Nikaido Ceramic Exhibition
Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3
Artist Reception: Thursday, June 1 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Sara Japanese Pottery – 950 Lexington Avenue (between 69th and 70th Streets)
Hokkaido-born potter Akihiro Nikaido studied ceramics at a technical school then moved in 2002 to Mashiko, a town in Tochigi Prefecture that is famous for its ceramic art. His studio was severely damaged by the earthquake of March 11, 2011, and as a result, he relocated to the countryside of Chiba Prefecture in 2015.
Nikaido’s works are considered utsuwa, the Japanese word for dish or container that also evokes the ability of the artist and the caliber of the object.
This exhibition at Sara Japanese Pottery is directed by the SANNGA project, a contemporary gallery concept run by Nana Yamasaki, owner of Tokyo-based fashion company Yamma Sangyo, Inc. and traditional weaving factory Harappa in Fukushima.
For more information, please visit Sara’s website.