The solo show represents 3 types of work by
Daughter of an eminent jurist. Setsuko Nagasawa grew
up in a cultured environment, nourished by tradition- yet open to
the world and receptive to modernity. At eighteen, she chose to
enter the Fine Arts University of Kyoto.
Thanks to Masters like Kenkichi Tomomoto, she was immerserd in
the essence of the art of ceramics. From 1964 to 1966, Setsuko made
her first extended stay in the Occident, in Geneva.On her return
to Kyoto, Nagasawa installed her first atelier. In 1972 she did
a ceramics apprenticeship with Takashi Nakazato ( Tane-ga-shima).
One year after she was invited to attend courses with Paul Soldner
at Scripps College ( Claremont, California). From 1974 on, her desire
to widen her artistic horizon took Nagasawa back to Europe: first
to Aix-en-Provence, then in 1975 to Geneva again. Undertaking studies
at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Geneva, she obtained the diploma
From 1977 to 1979 Setsuko taught at the Atelier de Font Blanche
( France ). From 1979 she taught at Ecole des Arts décoratifs
in Geneva. Member of the International Academy of Ceramics ( IAC
) since 1979, Setsuko Nagasawa was artist in residence at the Keramische
Werkcentrum of Heusden( 1985 ) and The European Ceramics Work Centre
( 1991 and 2003 ) in Holland. In 1987 she was invited to the California
State University at Long Beach ( USA ). From 1991 to 2006 she taught
at the Ecole Supérieure d´Art Visuel in Geneva while
puruing her own creative activities in her parisian ateliers.
She shows her works regularly in Europe and in Japan.