Ryota Aoki Works

Ryota Aoki Works

Japan Suite is happy to introduce works by Ryota Aoki who works and resides in Gifu, Japan. He is an artist who has made his mark in Japan and is now beginning to expand his work to an International audience.

Aoki-san was born with a very creative mind. When he was a child, he loved to draw, hoping to be a comics (manga) author. Over time, however, he realized there was more to drawing — it can be difficult to also tell the story, so he moved on to other pursuits.

He began making clothes, accessories, etc...until he was 20 years old, but felt he wanted to do something else. When he joined a pottery class, he discovered a new passion and decided that creating ceramics was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

“When I first touched ceramics, I knew that moment that this is it,” Aoki said. “Before that, I had just been playing around, but from that day on, I decided to dedicate my life to making ceramics.”

He studied hard and passed the test to enter ceramics training school, pouring his efforts and passions into his studies and work, hoping to become a successful professional potter.

Over time, he gained fame, and he wanted to use his knowledge to help young potters achieve their dreams. He considers that he is very fortunate to be a professional potter, so he strives to introduce and teach the allure of ceramics to more people. This could be through his own works or by organizing events to attract, encourage and educate young potters. The world of ceramics in Japan was at its peak 400 years ago, along with the popularity of tea ceremony. He thinks it’s important to shake things up to reenergize the craft.

Aoki-san works meticulously on glazes, constantly working to understand and manipulate the science of the chemical reactions into beautiful artistic creations, which are also meant for daily use. As with many Japanese artisans, he strives to create that which is beautiful, but can also be used in everyday life and grow it’s own character with each owner.

Aoki-san is now also focusing on showcasing his works outside of Japan, and actively collaborating with fashion, art, and interior industries.

Quite simply, he loves what he does, stating with a smile that, “It’s like playing. It doesn’t feel like “work”. I’m just doing what I like.” We share his excitement.

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Size: Approx. 109mm W x 74mm H (4.3” W x 2.9” H)
Volume: Approx. 280ml (9.5 oz)

Gorgeous milky white and silky smooth surface.
Aoki infuses the clay with a special glaze he developed, which is slowly forced out of the clay during the firing process to coat the porcelain.
Hand-made in Japan.

$164 Purchase here
RA01

Note: These are all made by hand, so each one may differ slightly from the photo.

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Size: Approx. 109mm W x 74mm H (4.3” W x 2.9” H)
Volume: Approx. 280ml (9.5 oz)

Gorgeous milky white and silky smooth surface.
Aoki infuses the clay with a special glaze he developed, which is slowly forced out of the clay during the firing process to coat the porcelain.
Hand-made in Japan.

$164 Purchase here
RA01

Note: These are all made by hand, so each one may differ slightly from the photo.

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Size: Approx. 109mm W x 74mm H (4.3” W x 2.9” H)
Volume: Approx. 280ml (9.5 oz)

Gorgeous milky white and silky smooth surface.
Aoki infuses the clay with a special glaze he developed, which is slowly forced out of the clay during the firing process to coat the porcelain.
Hand-made in Japan.

$164 Purchase here
RA01

Note: These are all made by hand, so each one may differ slightly from the photo.

Milk Pitcher B by Ryota Aoki

Milk Pitcher B by Ryota Aoki

Size: Approx. 109mm W x 74mm H (4.3” W x 2.9” H)
Volume: Approx. 280ml (9.5 oz)

Gorgeous milky white and silky smooth surface.
Aoki infuses the clay with a special glaze he developed, which is slowly forced out of the clay during the firing process to coat the porcelain.
Hand-made in Japan.

$164 Purchase here
RA01

Note: These are all made by hand, so each one may differ slightly from the photo.

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Size: Approx. 109mm W x 74mm H (4.3” W x 2.9” H)
Volume: Approx. 280ml (9.5 oz)

Gorgeous milky white and silky smooth surface.
Aoki infuses the clay with a special glaze he developed, which is slowly forced out of the clay during the firing process to coat the porcelain.
Hand-made in Japan.

$164 Purchase here
RA01

Note: These are all made by hand, so each one may differ slightly from the photo.

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Milk Pitcher A by Ryota Aoki

Size: Approx. 109mm W x 74mm H (4.3” W x 2.9” H)
Volume: Approx. 280ml (9.5 oz)

Gorgeous milky white and silky smooth surface.
Aoki infuses the clay with a special glaze he developed, which is slowly forced out of the clay during the firing process to coat the porcelain.
Hand-made in Japan.

$164 Purchase here
RA01

Note: These are all made by hand, so each one may differ slightly from the photo.