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Chat with Hiroshi Nakamura Yu Nakamura - Niseko Summer Art Festival 2018: 3-13 August at hirafu 188 5F & B1F, and KIYOE GALLERY NISEKO

Acclaimed ceramicist and potter Hiroshi Nakamura Yu Nakamura was born in Bihoro, in Abashiri district, in the north-eastern part of Hokkaido in 1954. Following his studies in architecture, Hiroshi Nakamura went on to pursue his real interest in the arts, completing a course in pottery in Kyoto. He returned to Hokkaido and practiced under the tutelage of his He has exhibited in widely in numerous exhibitions, both a ceramic, ceramic, ceramic, glass, ceramic, ceramic, and plastic. . Locally And Internationally

? Q. How Does The Landscape Affect Your Works
. I Was Born In Bihoro, A Seaside Town Facing The Okhotsk Sea, Close To Russia I Have Always Been Inspired By The Beauty Of Nature, Especially Hokkaido'S Scenery - The Juxtaposition of snow scapes, Birch tree forests, and drift ice blocks at sea in winter. I remember spending many hours playing in the open fields as a child, and the imagery of the snow fields has always been very close to my heart
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Q. How do you express Hokkaido's landscape in your
year ? I have always imagined the powder snow as a protective sheath for the potato and corn fields in Bihoro. Snow gives the feeling of Warmth and comfort to me, and I express this in the lines and colors I am trying to communicate that I can in and my honestly

Q. What is your process like?
I use both the electric wheel as well as a flat slab formwork I have achieved a 80-90% rate of success. 
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Hiroshi Nakamura's works are on exhibition and for sale at hirafu 188 5F, and Kiyoe Gallery, AYA Niseko 2F from now until 13 August
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(Interview and artist profile photo by Jacinta Sonja)