hitomi mckenzie

hitomi mckenzie


Hitomi was born in Japan where she worked as a fashion designer. She moved to London (UK) in 1996. She studied pottery doing a part time course before achieving BTEC PDD (Professional Development Diploma) in Fine Art Ceramics at South Thames College in the UK. Her work has been shown and sold at major exhibitions an has also been sold at Galleries and Shops all over the UK. She has been living in Vancouver since 2011 and became part of the many artists at the Mergatriod building in East Vancouver that has an annual Open Studio, ‘Eastside Culture Crawl’. Her work is one of a kind and sold at major Exhibitions and Fairs in Vancouver.

artist statement

Making pots is my art, I make them for people to use. I believe that my pots would attract those who appreciate beauty and function working in harmony. I hope their forms give the user a sense of joy. It is important to me to create communication a “conversation” between form and surface. In my intimate relationship with each individual piece of work becoming an extension of how I respond to the movement of the wheel and the clay.