Shozo Michikawa was born in Hokkaido in 1953. He studied at Aoyama Gakuin University, from where he graduated in 1975. He lives and works in Seto, Aichi. He has exhibited widely in Japan and also in the Philippines, Mongolia, France, New York and London. In 2005 he was honoured with an exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Though his techniques are diverse, Michikawa always strives to create ‘functional’ pieces. He writes "no matter how styles change I always insist on creating pieces that can actually be used. Pottery was originally an integral part of people's lives.

Above: Shozo Michikawa preparing a charcoal firing

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Summer Exhibition Jul - Aug 2010
Shozo Michikawa: Nature into Art 8 Jul - 5 Aug 2009
Twenty Years - Twenty Pots Sep - Oct 2008
Shozo Michikawa: Thirty Years, Thirty Pots Sep 2007
Japanese Crafts Sep 2006
Shozo Michikawa Jul 2004
Japanese Ceramics Jan - Feb 2004

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