Kazuko Todate

Kazuko Todate

Art Critic

Art Critic/Member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Formerly a chief curator of Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum (Japan). Currently, she teaches on craft history, ceramic history, craft theory, and more at Aichi University of Art, Nagoya University of Arts, Tohoku University of Art & Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design, and Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts. She also curates, writes for catalogues, and gives lectures for museums and universities all over the world, such as “Kosho Ito Virus,” 2002 at Tate St Ives (UK), The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibitions, “Handcrafted Form,” SOFA Chicago, 2007(USA), “Touch Fire” at Smith College (USA), “Creative Tradition” at Frankfurt Museum of Decorative Arts (Germany), and more. She was a member of advisory committee of the 5th International Ceramic Biennale (Korea) in 2009. She was appointed for writing a new collection catalogue that follows Japanese craft history for Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2013. She writes article, “Gendai Togei No Chihei Kara (From the Horizon of Modern Ceramics)” for a magazine, “Tokobo” and a newspaper “The Kyoto Shimbun News.” She was awarded with Kikuchi Biennale Paper Prize (Top Prize) for her thesis, “Sengo Togeishi Ni Okeru Objet d’art to Yagi Kazuo (Objet d’art in postwar ceramic history and Kazuo Yagi)”. Her publications include “Kingendai Togei No Isseiki- Togeishi Ni Okeru <Kindaisei> No Imi (A Century of Modern Ceramics- The Meaning of <Modernity> in Ceramic History)” for “Nihon Togei 100nen No Seika (Japanese Ceramics 100 years of Glory)”, and more.