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THE WALLED GARDEN: Studio Visit with Kaori Tatebayashi


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare



What a treat, witnessing subtle movements by Kaori Tatebayashi in her real (and recreated for Tristan Hoare) studio, as she works on The Walled Garden project, groupings of stoneware florals and ferns mounted on the walls of the space. Some of these intricate compositions are inspired by the natural world, her garden or exploring the National Trust and Garden Scheme, some are loosely based on Japanese screens of the Edo period.

Born in Arita, the home of Imari porcelain in Japan, Kaori grew up in a family trading pottery and was surrounded by beautiful ceramics since her childhood. She studied ceramics at Kyoto City University of Art and at The Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally, received awards from the Crafts Council, and carried out a commission for the British Museum's Grenville Room in 2009. Kaori lives and works in London.



Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare


Image Courtesy: Kaori Tatebayashi and Tristan Hoare