Ryo Toyonaga Organic Stoneware

The work of Japanese-born contemporary ceramicist, Ryo Toyonaga, evolves from within, emerging from the depths of the earth and the depths of his soul. By creating unique forms unlike anything the viewer experienced before, the artist hopes to acknowledge the inherent friction between man and nature “and feed that conflict.” Much of Toyonaga’s work morphs from a clay base. By attaching appendages to the extremities of the core, he creates nebulous forms which reflect his intent to tantalize, provoke, and awaken the subconscious; representing the creatures that lie in wait within.