Shozo Michikawa’s third exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe, Forty Years, Forty Pots celebrates his life as a potter. It will feature his ceramics and accompanying photographic work by Yoshinori Seguchi.
Michikawa and Seguchi have occasionally collaborated together for over twenty years, and most recently exhibited in Nature into Art at the Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center in Aichi, Japan in 2016. Seguchi’s photography focuses on the natural world, which Michikawa explains is a main source of inspiration in his work:
The number one source of inspiration for me would be my hometown Hokkaido; the volcanoes, lakes, snow, trees, stones and especially the energy of the volcanic eruptions. Of course small everyday things from taking walks, going on trips and having conversations give me inspiration as well.
Coinciding with Forty Years, Forty Pots, a new monograph, Shozo Michikawa: Ceramic Art has recently been published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers. This publication looks retrospectively at Michikawa’s career and achievements.
A catalogue accompanying this exhibition includes an essay by Emma Crichton-Miller.