Commissions Include

Ceramic bird mural, Yokohama National University, Japan
Sculpture for IBJ Bank, London
Pottery for Neiman Marcus Store, USA and Seibu Department Store, Japan
Sculptures for Director’s office, LTC Bank International, London
Seven vases for Hilton Hotel, Mauritius
Architectural tiles for Asada House, Tokyo
Sculptural planter for Taurus Crafts, Gloucestershire
Ceramic mural for garden of Mary Portas, London
Commemorative Award Plate, Sir Peter Parker Japanese Speech Contest, SOAS, London


The following galleries generally stock Jill Fanshawe Kato’s ceramics, but please check first!
Her work can also be seen at her studio in London, by prior appointment

Exhibitions Include   (click here for exhibitions before 1999)

2000 Kunsthuis, Belgium
Beaux Arts, Bath
Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
2001 Daiwa Foundation, London, part of Japan 2001 Festival
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
World Ceramics Expo, South Korea
Residency, Arapahoe Community College, Colorado, USA
Browse and Darby, London
2002 Beaux Arts, Bath
Taurus Crafts, Gloucestershire residency
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
‘Gendai Igirisu Togei Sakkaten’ , Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
Teaching at Kingsway College, London
2003 Keio Department Store, Tokyo, 8th solo show. Support: British Council, JAL
Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo and Art Salon Kogen, Nagoya
Gaku Gallery, Tokyo
Coombe Gallery, Devon, with painter Gerry Dudgeon
Ceramic Collection Aberystwyth Arts Centre purchase
2004 ‘Collect’ at V & A Museum, London, with Joanna Bird Pottery
Crafts at Kenwood, London, English Heritage
‘Wild and Free’, Yew Tree Gallery, nr. St. Ives, Cornwall
Beaux Arts Bath
Woodbury Studio Gallery, Devon
Scottish Gallery ‘Plates’
2005 ‘Collect’ at V & A Museum
Kamakura Kogei Gallery, Japan
Gallery St. Ives, Tokyo, with Yosei Itaka
Green Gallery, New Zealand
Broadway Modern, Cotswolds
Rufford Ceramics Centre, Nottingham
2006 Keio Department Store, Tokyo, 9th solo show
‘Collect’ at V & A Museum, with Joanna Bird Pottery
Terra Viva, France, ‘Pichets Extraordinaire’
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Beaux Arts, Bath
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
Teaching courses at Coombe Farm Studios, Devon
2007 ‘Uprising’ at Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Residency and teaching at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire
Teaching at Coombe Farm Studios, Devon
2008 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
Bonhams Auction for Leach Pottery Restoration Project
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Teaching studio courses at Coombe Farm Studios, Devon
Yew Tree Gallery Easter exhibition
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely
2009 Keio Department Store, Tokyo, Japan, 10th solo show
Supported by Japan Airlines, endorsed by British Council, Tokyo
Gallery Tohka, Shizuoka, Japan, solo
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, solo
The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester, UK, solo
Nature in Art, Glos. residency
Gaku Gallery, Tokyo
Japan Society Exhibition, Embassy of Japan, London

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art (February 26-28)
First Prize winner, ´Asobi´, Japan Society art exhibition, Embassy of Japan, London
´Love Pots, Love Food´, Whichford Pottery, Warks (April 24,25)
Working at Leach Pottery, Cornwall, with Ryoji Koie
Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, with artist Breon O´Casey (September 4 - October 9)
´Collectable British Ceramics´, JaM Eton Gallery, Eton, Windsor (October 28 - November 14)
Highgate Contemporary Art, London
New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
Broadway Modern, Broadway, Worcestershire

2011 'Echoes', Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon (May, June)
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow. 'Inspired by Nature'
Millinery Works Gallery. Islington, London. 40 x 40 Exhibition
Art in Action, Oxford, with Nature in Art
Residency at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire
Teaching at Coombe Farm Studios, Devon
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 'Plates' exhibition
Contemporary Studio Pottery, Chagford, Devon
Group anagama firing, Higham Hall, Cumbria
'Inspire' Xmas exhibition, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset
2012 40 x40 x 40 exhibition, Millinery Works, Islington, London (January 17-29)
Solo exhibition, Keio Department Store, Tokyo, Japan (March 15-21)
supported by Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth
Walford Mill. Dorset, Jurassic Coast Exhibition
Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath (September 10 - October 6)
Anagama firing, Higham Hall, Cumbria
Escuela de Arte Talavera, Spain (November residency)
2013 Millinery Works, Islington 40x40x40 group exhibition (January 15 - February 3)
Red Barn Gallery, Cumbria (March 1 - April 30)
Basketry and Beyond Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon (May 17-19)
Asiatic Influences Exhibition, Dorothy Wightman Gallery, Carnforth, Lancashire. (May 4 - June 28)
Summer Show, Rye Art Gallery, Rye, Sussex (From July 6)
Guest demonstrator at NACE Ceramics Festival, Navarrete, Rioja, Spain (July 19-21)
'Nature's Bounty', Yew Tree Gallery, near St. Ives, Cornwall (September - October)
Blackheath Gallery, London
Elected professional member Craft Potters Association
Elected member Devon Guild of Crafts, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2014 The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester (May 1-31)
Beaux Arts, Bath, solo summer exhibition (June 23 - August 30, Private View: June 21 5pm - 8pm)
Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, solo (December 1-24)  click here for more detail and online catalogue
Exhibition, Devon Guild of Crafts, Bovey Tracey, Devon (October 18 - December 1st)
2015 Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall, solo 'The Great Outdoors' (April 4 -June 30)
Nature in Art, Gloucester, residency (May 31- June 7)
The Creative Gallery, Wareham, Dorset, 'Nature in Clay' solo exhibition (September 2-30)
Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey, Devon 'Sketchbooks' exhibition (October 2 - November 15)
Talk and Demonstration Day, The Barnet Collection, London (October 17)  click here for more detail
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, regular contributor
Edinburgh Art Fair with Coombe Gallery from Dartmouth (November 13-15)
'In Situ', Millinery Works, Islington, London (November 25 - end January 2016)
2016 Selected for 'Dartmoor Open' at Green Hill Arts Centre, Moretonhampstead, Devon (March 19 - April 16)
Beaux Arts Gallery,Bath, solo exhibition (June 25 – August 27)  click here for more detail
Devon Guild Summer Exhibition, Bovey Tracey, Devon (July 16 – September 4)
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Highgate Contemporary Art, London (November 9 - December 3)
'In Situ', Millinery Works, Islington, London (November 15 - December 18)
2017 Devon Guild 'Pour Me' jugs exhibition (March 18 - May 7)
Solo exhibition, Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire (May 23 - June 11)
Chelsea Flower Show with Tale Valley Nursery, gold medal award (May 23 -27)
Working with potters in Kyushu, Japan (June) click here to watch the video clip
St. Ives Ceramics Gallery, Cornwall
Northern Lights, Southern Stars at Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall (September)
In Situ at Millinery Works, London (from November 21)
Contemporary Ceramics, London, Christmas exhibition

Teaching, talks, demos

Jill taught for 17 years on the Postgraduate Ceramics Diploma Course at Goldsmiths College, London, and at Lambeth Institute and Kingsway College. She lectures (particularly on Japanese ceramics) and teaches workshops widely. In recent years she has taught / lectured in Japan, China, Spain, the USA and New Zealand in addition to the UK.

Tutor Jill and students of tile workshop at National Ceramics Festival, Navarrete, La Rioja,Spain



Tel: 44-(0)20-8800-7101