~ Aaron Scythe
Auckland, New Zealand, (b. 1971)
Aaron has enjoyed over ~ 60-major international solo shows to date ~ and his work is held in many significant collections
Born in Auckland, Aaron discovered Japanese pottery techniques for the first time while he was studying in Sydney.
This fascination ultimately led him to build his own kiln to experiment and explore traditional shino glazes. Visiting Japan for the first time in 1995, Aaron studied under Koie Ryoiji at his Kamiyahagi studio, working the Mino style of pottery. Thus began a life-long love affair with Japanese culture, while never quite losing his kiwi ingenuity and quirkiness (if you look closely, you can spot Maori words and occasional birds and mountain motifs in his work.)
Aaron has enjoyed over 60-major international solo shows to date, and his work is held in many significant collections.This show, Pop Pachimon, was created by hand in his Whanganui studio, entirely for The Vivian. It demonstrates the genius and passion of a young potter stretching the boundaries of his practice… in his own unique ‘hip-hop’ style. Get yourself something truly special, before it sells out!