Shinya Kambata

上端 伸也



Kutani ceramicist.  Kanbata creates from scratch enabling him to produce a unique soft ivory color. He also uses a distinctive paint color called “Ebichairo”.  He creates his own “Kanbata World” that fuses Kutani, a Japanese traditional craft with western culture.

Instead of reduction baking, Kanbata utilizes oxidation baking.  This allows an ivory finish rather than the material’s base tone seen in most Kutani pieces.  He also uses a distinctive reddish brown paint with a black tinge called “Ebicha”.  His circular motifs are one of the themes that Kanbata continues to pursue.  Further evolvement of his detailed and elaborate style is anticipated.



上端 伸也 Shinya Kambata


Born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture.  Graduated from Ishikawa Institute for Kutani Pottery in 2005.  After working at a Kutani kiln for 11 years, he became independent in 2016.  Placed at the Japan Art Exhibition (2013 – 2019), received the new face award (2014), the grand prize (2016) and the member’s award (2018) at the Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition.  Member of the Association of Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts, member of the Ishikawa Prefectural Artistic and Cultural Association.