Morito on Ceramics

NSS Fellow, Yasumitsu Morito, wrote a book entitled A Holistic Approach to Ceramic Sculpture: Its History, Theory, and Materiality. The book offers a holistic view of ceramic art, including its history, theory, and materiality, and discusses ideas of ceramics and sculpture in which students and professional artists can find solutions and inspiration.

It focuses on the structures behind forms and colors that constitute ceramic art. The book also provides images of distinguished ceramic art, along with descriptions of their history, techniques, and concepts described, and will serve as an engaging and essential resource for the ceramic arts today.

Noted sculptor, Greg Wyatt says that the book is “another building block in the history of ceramic art and sculpture, and will inform students of both the field’s historical methodologies and modern innovations. As ceramic art continues to grow in both interest and popularity, this work will be integral for artists.”

Morito is a Cultural Ambassador for Mashiko Ceramics of the Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, and teaches ceramic sculpture at the Art Students League of New York. He has exhibited in various venues in New York, Central America and Japan, including a solo exhibition in Carl Schurz Park in New York, among others. His work has been featured in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal and NY1.