Chiho Tokita

Recipient of the Helen Copeland Memorial Award in Ceramics

Chiho Tokita’s studio practice is about exploring the forms of functional ceramic objects. More than the concern for utility, she is interested in functional pots as objects and seeing the sculptural possibilities in their forms. She thinks of her work as sculptural interpretations of functional pots. Chiho is also very interested in materiality. The material aspect of clay is what continues to intrigue and engage her - seeing what clay can do and be. Paying attention to its idiosyncratic characteristics, she uses it to draw, colour and decorate the work, however subtle it may be, rather than with glazes. When used, glaze plays a complementary role. For Chiho clay is more than just the material out of which pots are made.

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