Jill Fanshawe Kato

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Jill’s ceramics are inspired by the natural world and by travel. Making processes include coiling, slabbing, sculpting, using moulds and throwing and altering. Slips and glazes are applied for colour, which she constantly experiments with. She uses a range of stoneware clays and is currently experimenting with additions of River Dart clay. She also makes some raku pottery.




Tenth Solo Exhibition at Beaux Arts Bath



Beaux Arts Bath, Solo exhibition (June 25 – August 27)

Selected for ‘Dartmoor Open’ at Green Hill Arts Centre, Moretonhampstead, Devon



Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall, solo ‘The Great Outdoors’

Nature in Art, Gloucester, residency

Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey, Devon ‘Sketchbooks’ exhibition

Talk and Demonstration Day, The Barnet Collection, London

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

‘In Situ’, Millinery Works, Islington, London



Beaux Arts, Bath, solo exhibition

Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London



Elected professional member Craft Potters Association

Elected member Devon Guild of Crafts, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Millinery Works, Islington

Red Barn Gallery, Cumbria (March 1 – April 30)

Basketry and Beyond Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon (May 17-19)

Asiatic Influences Exhibition, Dorothy Wightman Gallery, Carnforth, Lancashire. (May 4 – June 28)

Guest demonstrator at NACE Ceramics Festival, Navarrete, Rioja, Spain (July 19-21)

‘Nature’s Bounty’, Yew Tree Gallery, near St. Ives, Cornwall (September – October)



Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath40 x 40 x 40 exhibition, Millinery Works, Islington, London

Solo exhibition, Keio Department Store, Tokyo, Japan supported by Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth

Walford Mill. Dorset, Jurassic Coast Exhibition

Escuela de Arte Talavera, Spain



‘Echoes’, Torre Abbey, Torquay, DevonRoger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow. ‘Inspired by Nature’

Millinery Works Gallery. Islington, London. 40 x 40 Exhibition

Art in Action, Oxford, with Nature in Art

Residency at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, ‘Plates’ exhibition

Contemporary Studio Pottery, Chagford, Devon

‘Inspire’ Xmas exhibition, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset



Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath, with artist Breon O’CaseyFirst Prize winner, ‘Asobi’, Japan Society art exhibition, Embassy of Japan, London

‘Working at Leach Pottery, Cornwall, with Ryoji Koie



Keio Department Store, Tokyo, Japan, 10th solo showSupported by Japan Airlines, endorsed by British Council, Tokyo

Gallery Tohka, Shizuoka, Japan, solo

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, solo

Gaku Gallery, Tokyo

Japan Society Exhibition, Embassy of Japan, London



Royal College of ArtBonhams Auction for Leach Pottery Restoration Project

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Teaching studio courses at Coombe Farm Studios, Devon



‘Uprising’ at Yew Tree Gallery, CornwallAberystwyth Arts Centre

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Residency and teaching at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire



Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts BathKeio Department Store, Tokyo, 9th solo show

‘Collect’ at V & A Museum

Terra Viva, France, ‘Pichets Extraordinaire’

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh



‘Collect’ at V & A Museum

Kamakura Kogei Gallery, Japan

Gallery St. Ives, Tokyo, with Yosei Itaka

Green Gallery, New Zealand

Rufford Ceramics Centre, Nottingham



Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Bathollect’ at V & A Museum, London

Crafts at Kenwood, London, English Heritage

‘Wild and Free’, Yew Tree Gallery, nr. St. Ives, Cornwall

Woodbury Studio Gallery, Devon

Scottish Gallery ‘Plates’



Keio Department Store, Tokyo, 8th solo show. Support: British Council, JALYufuku Gallery, Tokyo and Art Salon Kogen, Nagoya

Gaku Gallery, Tokyo

Coombe Gallery, Devon, with painter Gerry Dudgeon

Ceramic Collection Aberystwyth Arts Centre purchase



Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath

Taurus Crafts, Gloucestershire residency

St. David’s Hall, Cardiff

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

‘Gendai Igirisu Togei Sakkaten’ , Maruei, Nagoya, Japan

Teaching at Kingsway College, London



Daiwa Foundation, London, part of Japan 2001 Festival

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

World Ceramics Expo, South Korea

Residency, Arapahoe Community College, Colorado, USA

Browse and Darby, London



Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts BathKunsthuis, Belgium

Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham



Contemporary British Ceramics, Bandol, FranceSeventh solo show, Keio Department Store, Tokyo,

supported by British Council and Japan Airlines


Participant, exhibitor in International Ceramics Workshop,

Central Academy of Arts, Beijing, China



Ryubo Department Store, Okinawa

Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath



Primavera at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Daiwa Foundation, London



Terra Viva, France

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh



Vallauris Biennale, France

Studio Ceramics ’94, Victoria & Albert Museum, London


1993      Crafts Council shops at Islington and V&A Museum


1992      Two-person show with Yosei Itaka, Liberty, London

Featured in BBC TV’s ‘Japanese Language and People’


1990      Living Earth’s Rainforest Exhibition, London Natural History Museum

Two-person show with Yosei Itaka, Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo


Commissions Include:

Ceramic bird mural, Yokohama National University, JapanSculpture for IBJ Bank, London

Pottery for Neiman Marcus Store, USA and Seibu Department Store, Japan

Sculptures for Director’s office, LTC Bank International, London

Seven vases for Hilton Hotel, Mauritius

Architectural tiles for Asada House, Tokyo

Sculptural planter for Taurus Crafts, Gloucestershire