Tomonari Hashimoto is a ceramic artist born in 1990 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
In 2008, he entered the Kyoto University of Education, where he majored in Fine Art, and started studying ceramics in his junior year. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, because he desired further studies, he enrolled on the Master’s degree program at the Kanazawa University of Art. He continued onto the doctoral program and received his PhD in Fine Art in 2017. During the last year of his Doctor’s program, he was seeking a place to make larger scale works, which he always desired but was not possible at the University, and decided to stay at the ‘Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park’ as an artist in resident. After completing the doctoral course, he has moved to Shigaraki to pursue his creative practice. He has participated in and has been selected to be a part of numerous group exhibitions and competitions, and he has also held a several solo exhibitions all over Japan.
In 2019, Tomonari Hashimoto held his first overseas solo exhibition in Hong Kong. And he was selected to exhibit at the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019 in Icheon World Ceramic Center. Tomonari Hashimoto was selected as one of the youngest finalists at the ‘LOEWE Craft Prize 2019’ exhibited at the Sogetsu Kaikan in Tokyo.