Biography

1974 Born as the eldest son of Kobei Kato VII

2000 Completed graduate studies at Kyoto City University of Arts subject as ceramics at Department of crafts

2001 Entered the family business, Kobei Pottery

2002 Built a flame-reducing kiln by himself

2007 Solo Exhibition at Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store (Also '10, '13, '16, '19)

2008 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Kohodo (Also '12, '17, '20)

2009 Solo Exhibition at Osaka Takashimaya (Also '12, '15, '19)

2010 Solo Exhibition at (Shibuya Kuroda Art Bien (Also '11, '13, '15, '17, '19)

2012 Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya (Also'15, ‘18)

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

Mino Ceramics Now (Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Gifu)

2014 The Paramita Ceramics Award Exhibition at the Paramita Museum

2015 The Wami Chabi Exhibition (Some-Seiryukan)

Took over as eighth generation of the Kobeigama.

2016 Kobei Pottery History Exhibition at the Furukawa Museum of Art

Father and Child Exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (Also '20)

The PANK Kogei (Rakusuitei Museum of Art, Ibaraki Prefecture Museum of Ceramic Art)

2017 Building a drawer hole kiln

2018 Natural Blackfin Tuna (INAX Live Museum)

Shino Sammai (Gifu Prefectural Museum of Art)

CASA GIFU III (Miran Salone, Italy)

The fusion of Craft (Ginza Wako)

At the memorial service to complete the Chukindo of Kofukuji Temple, Sensoya made a set of Nara's three colored Tenmoku tea utensils for tea’s dedication.

2019 Solo Exhibition + Tea Party (Goldmark Gallery,UK)

History of Kobei Pottery Exhibition at the Mino Ceramics Museum

Tea - Prayers and Fun (Furukawa Museum of Art)

2020 Solo Exhibition at Tokyo American Club Frederick Harris Gallery

Solo Exhibition (Galleria Oribe)

Works
  • Ryotaro Kato, 志野茶碗
    Ryotaro Kato
    志野茶碗
    Ceramic
    H4 1/4 x W4 1/8 x D4 1/8 in
    H10.8 x W10.6 x D10.6 cm