Jill Fanshawe Kato

"my inspirations are especially the natural world and travel"

Always fascinated by the natural world, I was fortunate to grow up in the Devonshire countryside, surrounded by animals and birds.

After graduating in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art I studied ceramics in Japan for 4 years with Yosei Itaka and worked at the mountain studio of Ryoji Koie. Subsequently I have had 46 exhibitions in Japan and exhibited widely internationally.

For many years based in London with my husband Japanese photojournalist Setsuo Kato, I taught at Goldsmiths College for 17 years and have lectured widely.

Recently we relocated to Devon and I have established my new studio near Moretonhampstead with the wilderness on my doorstep, which has given art and life a new freedom.


From October 12th – November 4th 2023

I will have a joint exhibition with Susan O’Byrne at Contemporary Ceramics Centre in London. See link for more information.

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