The Inspiring Work of Japanese Ceramics Artist Sashihara-san

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:24 pm

The Dougherty Arts Center is excited to welcome Japanese ceramics artist Sashihara-San to Austin this February 4-15, 2017.

About Sashihara-San

Sashihara-San, one of Oita's most respected potters, will work in the Dougherty Arts Center's clay studio and offer a two-day demonstration workshop.

With 35 years of working in clay, Sashihara-San is known for his expressive functional pottery. He states that his current work is “centered on functional pieces for everyday use, however, I experience joy in finding ways to express myself within the confines of this genre. I am inspired by the great masters who have come before me in terms of technique as well as the balance and overall style of my work. I also take inspiration from beautiful natural settings, sculpture, and paintings.”

Sashihara-San apprenticed in Saga Prefecture in the Arita Yaki style of pottery after graduating from university and his work is celebrated throughout Japan in both group and solo exhibitions.

Ceramics Demo Workshop

Sashihara-san will offer a demonstration workshop at the Dougherty Arts Center on February 14 - 15, 2017. The workshop is presented as a demonstration where volunteers can try Kuniyuki’s techniques hands on. Space is limited and recommended for students with some experience in a clay studio.


February 14 - 15, 10am - 5pm
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Resident: $100 | Non-Resident: $117

Please click HERE to register.