photo Kazuo Nakada

Kazuo Nakada

The Yuri Ginsai technique used in my porcelain pieces involves cutting silver leaf into patterns and pasting them on to unglazed porcelain, which is then repeatedly fired before the application of a glaze and a final firing.
Viewing the silver-leaf patterns through the overglaze reveals a variety of unique and beautiful colors.

Works

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Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member, Association for the Preservation of Kutani, an Ishikawa Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property Holder
    Director, Japan Kogei Association, Chief Secretary of the Ishikawa Branch
    Executive secretary, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Studied under 3rd Generation TOKUDA Yasokichi

Career

  • 1949
    Born in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1991
    Judge at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. held the post 5 times to date
  • 1993
    His work was selected to be permanently preserved in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington
  • 1996
    His work was selected to be permanently preserved in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington
  • 1999
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store (Held 3 times to date)
  • 2000
    Appeared on NHK’s Yakimono Tanbo – Silver Flowers in a World of Blue
  • 2002
    Designated as a member of the Association for the Preservation of Kutani, an Ishikawa Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property Holder
  • 2008
    Director, Japan Kogei Association

Award

  • 1982
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1990
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2001
    Received the Grand Prize at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. His work was purchased by the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2010
    Received the Japan Kogei Association "Important Intangible Cultural Asset" Holder's Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Received the Hokkoku Cultural Award
  • 2011
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon and the Ishikawa Television Broadcasting Award
  • 2012
    Received the Komatsu Cultural Award