Biography

Born in Shimodate, Ibaraki Prefecture, Sutō initially studied under Kikuchi Hiroshi (b. 1954). Then after completing  a course at Ibaraki Prefectural Ceramics Training Institute in 2004, he studied under Itō Motohiko (b. 1939) who was known for impressing fabric patterns onto his ceramic surfaces. Sutō himself, decorates his ceramics with numerous tiny impressed patterns, suggestive of his teacher’s influence.  Varying the size and shape of his stamped patterns, he strives to create a striking three-dimensional  surface effect which also enhances the play of light and shadow across each vessel.