Takato Sasaki

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Name
Takato Sasaki
URL
http://www.takatosasaki.com
Affiliation
Tokyo University of the Arts
Section
Department of Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts
Job title
Adjunct Instructor
Degree
PhD(Tokyo University of the Arts), MA (RCA)(Royal College of Art), BA (Hons)(University of the Arts London)

Profile

Takato Sasaki (b. 1987) is an artist based in Tokyo who specialises in ceramics. Sasaki is currently working as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Crafts at Tokyo University of the Arts. He graduated in Ceramics from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and obtained his master's degree at the Royal College of Art. Sasaki received his PhD degree from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts.

His work is based on idea of the formation of material awareness through ceramic practices. One of his major interests is how a personal understanding of materials, techniques and process can be transformed into art works. Basically, clay is a highly plastic material with certain intrinsic properties and characteristics. Therefore, ceramic artists need to establish their own principles through experience, tactility and perception. He has focused on this interactive relationship between the ceramic artist and clay as one of the important elements of his creation, and considered how his ideas can be formed and presented in studio work. He exhibits internationally, including 'DRAW: TURNING THOUGHTS INTO LINES' (UK, 2011), 'ISCAEE International Ceramics Exhibition' (Turkey, 2013), 'The 50th Anniversary of the Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition' (Japan, 2013), and 'Tokyo University of the Arts Ceramics Doctoral Students Exhibition '15' (Japan, 2015)

He also participates in various art projects such as 'European Ceramic Context 2010: Student Workshop' (Denmark, 2010), 'KAKEHASHI Project: Student Creators Dispatch Program' (USA, 2014), and 'ASEAN-Japan Fine Arts Colleges Network 2015' (Indonesia, 2015). He is currently working as a Research Associate at Tokyo University of the Arts.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2016
 - 
Mar 2019
Adjunct Education and Research Assistant, Department of Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
 
Apr 2019
 - 
Today
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
 

Education

 
Sep 2006
 - 
Jun 2009
BA (Hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
 
Sep 2009
 - 
Jul 2011
MA (RCA) Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art
 
Apr 2013
 - 
Mar 2016
PhD, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
 

Awards & Honors

 
2011
Distinction, Dissertation for the Degree of Master of Arts, Royal College of Art
 
2014
Yonden Cultural Foundation Scholarship
 

Published Papers

 
The Formation of Material Consciousness in Japanese Craft
Takato Sasaki
Royal College of Art      2010   [Refereed]
The Interrelationship Between Decoration and Formation
Takato Sasaki
Tokyo University of the Arts      2016   [Refereed]

Misc

 
TWO CONVERSATIONS: Dan Fern and Andrzej Klimowski talk to Takato Sasaki and David Rayson about how their work is informed by drawing, and the concept of drawing as thinking
Takato Sasaki, Dan Fern
DRAW: TURNING THOUGHTS INTO LINES (Exhibition Brochure)      2010
Decoration as Three-dimensional Construction
Takato Sasaki
Journal of the Japan Society of Ceramic Art, JSCA (ISCAEE Japan)   5 37-40   2013
Work Progress Report: Research on How Firing Times Affect Ceramic Wares in Japanese and Chinese Wood Kilns
Takato Sasaki
Journal of the Japan Society of Ceramic Art, JSCA (ISCAEE Japan)   7 25-33   2015
Project / Area Number: 25300026
Principal Investigator: Fumio Shimada (Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
British Ceramics and Local Communities
Takato Sasaki
Journal of the Japan Society of Ceramic Art, JSCA (ISCAEE Japan)   7 101-102   2015
Research Support Working Report: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (KAKENHI), Research on How Firing Times Affect Ceramic Wares in Japanese and Chinese Wood Kilns
Takato Sasaki
Final Research Report: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), [Research on How Firing Times Affect Ceramic Wares in Japanese and Chinese Wood Kilns], Project Year: 2013 - 2016 Investigator(s): Fumio Shimada (Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo Un   8 25-33   2016
Project / Area Number: 25300026
Principal Investigator: Fumio Shimada (Professor. Tokyo University of the Arts)

Books etc

 
Ceramics: make - move - use
Takato Sasaki (Part:Contributor, Expert Tutelage at Art Schools)
Kindai Bungei-sha   May 2018   ISBN:978-4-7733-8049-1
Tatsuo Sasaki & Masanori Saito (Eds.)

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Presentation [Invited]
Takato Sasaki
The 4th International Wood Firing Cultural Festival Wei Hua Art Gallery, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln (CHINA)   20 Aug 2013   
KAKEHASHI Project: Student Creators Dispatch Program, Student Lectures [Invited]
Takato Sasaki
KAKEHASHI Project: Student Creators Dispatch Program Montclair State University, Yale School of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA)   2014   
Doctoral Thesis Presentation [The Interrelationship Between Decoration and Formation] [Invited]
Takato Sasaki
Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition 2015, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts   17 Dec 2015   
Colby-Sawyer College, Tokyo University of the Arts Joint Class [Invited]
Takato Sasaki
The The First Year Seminar (FYS): Dreaming in Clay: Art, Culture and Practice, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Colby-Sawyer College (USA)   19 Sep 2016   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Works

 
The 56th Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition
Takato Sasaki   Artistic Activity   Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai 2018
Takato Sasaki   Artistic Activity   Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
Present Forms of Ceramics and Glass
Takato Sasaki   Artistic Activity   Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
New Expression in Craft - from Tokyo University of the Arts -
Takato Sasaki   Artistic Activity   Oct 2018
MITSUKOSHI × Tokyo University of the Arts Summer Arts Festival 2018
Takato Sasaki   Artistic Activity   Aug 2018

Social Contribution

 
European Ceramic Context 2010, Student Workshop
[Others]  (Denmark)  11 Sep 2010 - 22 Sep 2010
Periodicals: Oriental expression - Takato Sasaki's porcelain and clay sculptures
[Interviewee]  IOM3: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining  MADE magazine, Issue 3.11 pp.46-49 (UK)  2011
Periodicals: Oriental expression - Takato Sasaki's porcelain and clay sculptures
[Interviewee]  IOM3: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining  Clay Technology, Number 138 pp.6-7 (UK)  Aug 2011
Language Interpreter
[Presenter, Interviewer]  Tokyo University of the Arts  University Guest Lectures, Demonstrations and Workshops  2012 - Today
Language Interpretation Activities:
Magdalene Odundo, OBE (UK)
Wendy Gers (South Africa)
Ashley Howard (UK)
Jon Keenan (USA)
Maria Volokhova (GERMANY)
Emel Solenay (Turkey)
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (KAKENHI), [Research on How Firing Times Affect Ceramic Wares in Japanese and Chinese Wood Kilns], Research Collaborator
[Investigater, Report writing, Contribution]  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (KAKENHI)  2013 - 2016
KAKEHASHI Project: Student Creators Dispatch Program, Student Lectures
[Others]  (USA)  5 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014
ASEAN-JAPAN FINE ARTS COLLEGES NETWORK 2015
[Others]  Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta  (Indonesia)  9 Feb 2015 - 11 Feb 2015
Extension Lectures, Instructor
[Lecturer, Advisor, Organizing Member]  Tokyo University of the Arts  Extension Lectures, (Beginner Ceramics, Intermediate Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics)  2016 - Today
Tokyo University of the Arts Ceramics Course at Colby-Sawyer College (USA)
[Planner, Organizing Member]  Tokyo University of the Arts (JAPAN), Colby-Sawyer College (USA)  16 Sep 2016 - 21 Sep 2016
Public Collections
[Others]
Department of Ceramic Design, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University (CHINA)
Akdeniz University Faculty of Fine Arts Museum of Ceramic Department Art Collection (TURKEY)
Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery at Colby-Sawyer College (USA)