Atsushi Ogata ( English )

An interview with Atsushi Ogata

Atsushi Ogata is known for his powerful works that are rich in the texture of clay. His recent attempts, such as "Hibi Te" (cracked graze) and "Hibi Kohiki" (cracked white slip ware), show the wildness of the clay in a contemporary atmosphere. We interviewed Ogata, who is currently working in the rich natural environment of Uda City, Nara Prefecture, to hear more about his past.

Ogata was born in Tokyo. He seems to have been a precocious boy with an interest in the adult world. As he entered junior high school, his yearning for...