A Japan- born, Melbourne-based artist, Yoko Ozawa has been making ceramics since 2003 in Japan and Australia.

She studied Graphic design in collage, and Japanese painting in university in Tokyo. She discovered pottery whilst working as a graphic designer in Tokyo. After moving to Australia, she set up her studio in 2012 in Melbourne. Ozawa’s work is informed by a lifelong interest in natural phenomena – including seasonal transitions, fog, breeze, rain, light and shadow.

Ozawa’s work is informed by a lifelong interest in natural phenomena – including seasonal transitions, fog, breeze, rain, light and shadow. Ozawa deeply realised and became influenced by the Japanese notion of Yohaku (blank space) and she has drawn upon this in her ceramic practice and developed her own style.

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