Saori M Stoneware
I am a ceramic artist who was born and raised in Japan. From a young age, I possessed a natural talent for creation and imagination, which led me to study modern and contemporary sculpture in college with a particular focus on Brancusi's work.
After incorporating ceramics into my practice, I was inspired to study this medium in depth, beginning a full-time career as a ceramic artist in 2014. My studies of ceramics, including Neriage, have been almost exclusively self-taught.
In 2020, I moved to Seattle, Washington to be with my husband, who is not only my best friend but also a fellow artist and unwavering supporter. It brings me great joy to be able to live here as an equal member of society.
Although I am proud of Japanese heritage of art and craft, I do not inherit traditional Japanese ceramics. Nor do I emphasize my femininity in my creations. Rather, I approach my art as a "naked soul," free of labels and sexuality, in order to fight against discrimination. I am not a representative of any particular group, but simply an individual with a name.
My work is unisex, minimal, and simple yet as beautiful as sculpture. Each piece is my life's creation, and I create it with love as a means of connecting and interacting with all of you.