Biography

Long considered by many experts to be the greatest Japanese ceramic artist of the 20th century, Kamoda Shoji was able to accomplish in half of a life-time what other artists struggle to partially attain in double the time. In an unrivalled period of productivity from 1966-78, Kamoda transformed the aesthetic appreciation of modern ceramics. Always nominally functional, his stoneware “vessels” are ever imaginative in form, line, balance, glazing and decorative adornment. Today, after his premature death at age forty-nine, artists continue to copy and reinterpret his numerous inventive forms and designs.