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
Colourful coffee cups for directors of Beaux Arts Gallery, 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   ( for exhibitions before 1999 / for exhibitions 2000 to 2009)


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
Leach Pottery Talk and Workshop
2018 ‘Made to Commission’, Devon Guild of Crafts (March 24 - May 7)
Tenth solo exhibition ‘New Ceramics’, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath (June 23 - September 1)
Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall. ‘Wild Shores and Calm Havens’ (from September 8)
The Lovelyists ‘In Harmony with Nature’, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Mashiko, Japan (October 6 - December 9)
In Situ at Millinery Works, London (from November 20)
Featured in book ‘The Teabowl’ by author Bonnie Kemske
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London, Christmas Exhibition
2019 The Lovelyists ‘In Harmony With Nature’, Bizen Pottery Museum, Okayama, Japan (January 12 - March 10)
‘Birds’ exhibition at Fen Ditton Gallery, near Cambridge (June 6-23)
‘Pattern’ at Devon Guild of Crafts, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF (July 5 - September 1)
Solo exhibition, Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan (September 21 - October 6 / Closed: September 24-25 and October 1-2) click here for more detail
Raku Teabowl Workshop for young people, Skip Garden, Kings Cross, London (June)
2020 Art residency at Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, 12-17 May
‘Spotlight’ exhibition at Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria, May 2 - June 22
‘New Ceramics’ 11th solo exhibition at Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, June 20 - August 29
Solo exhibition, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 28 November - 23 December
2021 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Devon from 20 May
Spring Show, Devon Guild of Crafts, Bovey Tracey, Devon 29 May-10 July
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Windermere, Cumbria ‘Selected Artist’ 17 May-10 October
‘Regeneration’ sculpture exhibition, Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford, Devon
Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall summer show ‘A Movable Feast’

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.

Raku Teabowl Workshop for young people, Kings Cross, London 2019

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



Instagram: @jillfanshawekato
Tel: 44-(0)20-8800-7101

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