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Aaron Scythe

Aaron Scythe

Aaron Scythe worked as a slip caster in Auckland 1986.  He then trained at Carrington Polytech in 1988 and East Sydney Polytech in 1989 where he developed an interest in Momoyama pots. In 1993 whilst working at Sturt Craft Centre in Mittagong, NSW Australia, Scythe built an Anagama kiln and began investigating Shino glazes. 

In 1995 Scythe travelled to Japan to study the Minoyaki style of pottery.  Since 1997 and up until 2011 he had been based in Mashiko, Japan. During this period he developed Oribe and Kizeto ware, built another Anagama kiln to produce Shino ware and began making porcelain work. Whilst in Japan Scythe had over 60 solo shows and participated in many group shows and workshops. 

Due to the Fukushima meltdown in 2011 Scythe and his family relocated to New Zealand. He is currently based in Whanganui.

He is inspired by the Maori prophets and that's coming through in his work, which has evolved since his return from Japan.

And he is keen to see his creations get used.  "Traditional Japanese customers collect things but don't use them. I want people to use and understand them and think of it as beautiful. A lot of people buy work and don't use it. I don't like that. Use the thing. It's meant to be used."



Yobitsugi Style - Tall Foot Dish Ceramics
Yobitsugi Style - Tall Foot Dish Ceramics

Yobitsugi Style - Tall Foot Dish

Yobitsugi Style Dish.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcelai..

$100.00
Yobitsugi Style Plate Ceramics
Yobitsugi Style Plate Ceramics

Yobitsugi Style Plate

Yobitsugi Style Plate.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcela..

$150.00
Yobitsugi Style Plate I Ceramics
Yobitsugi Style Plate I Ceramics

Yobitsugi Style Plate I

Yobitsugi Style Plate.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcela..

$500.00
Hikidashiguro Mix Mug - 2 Ceramics
Hikidashiguro Mix Mug - 2 Ceramics

Hikidashiguro Mix Mug - 2

Hikidashiguro Mix Mug.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcela..

$80.00
Hikidashiguro Mix Mug - 1 Ceramics
Hikidashiguro Mix Mug - 1 Ceramics

Hikidashiguro Mix Mug - 1

Hikidashiguro Mix Mug.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcela..

$80.00
Nagasaki Red Plate Ceramics
Nagasaki Red Plate Ceramics

Nagasaki Red Plate

Nagasaki Red Plate.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcelain ..

$45.00
Hikidashiguro Large Bowl Ceramics
Hikidashiguro Large Bowl Ceramics

Hikidashiguro Large Bowl

Hikidashiguro Large Bowl.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porc..

$80.00
Tall Footed Cup - Red Ceramics
Tall Footed Cup - Red Ceramics

Tall Footed Cup - Red

Tall Footed Cup - Red.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcela..

$80.00
Nagasaki Red Cup Ceramics
Nagasaki Red Cup Ceramics

Nagasaki Red Cup

Nagasaki Red Cup.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcelain an..

$60.00
Nagasaki Red Bowl Ceramics
Nagasaki Red Bowl Ceramics

Nagasaki Red Bowl

Nagasaki Red Bowl.Dimensions: 110mm x 60mm...

$50.00
Yobitsugi Style Bowl Ceramics
Yobitsugi Style Bowl Ceramics

Yobitsugi Style Bowl

Yobitsugi Style Bowl.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcelai..

$300.00
Yobitsugi Style Plate II Ceramics
Yobitsugi Style Plate II Ceramics

Yobitsugi Style Plate II

Yobitsugi Style Plate.This piece is among the newer works of Aaron Scythe, who has been producing new works with a different style of pottery, called Kinstugi. The process involves joining the porcela..

$800.00
Nagasaki Red Vase Ceramics
Nagasaki Red Vase Ceramics

Nagasaki Red Vase

Ceramic vase.Dimensions: 165mm x 80mm...

$200.00