photo Koyo Ito

Koyo Ito

The power of nature has an awesome impact on life, and I feel something special when I live amongst nature. I aim to incorporate this feeling in my works using traditional techniques, but with a fresh sensibility.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    National Japanese Sencha Crafts Association (Full member)

Career

  • 1965
    Born in Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture
  • 1983
    Studied under ANDO Hidetake (Gifu Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder)
  • 1993
    Became independent and started ceramic works in Takahama City
  • 1994
    Established a “Shino” gas kiln in his studio at Takahama City
  • 1999
    Established a semi-underground kiln in Asuke-cho, Toyota City (Saruebi)
  • 2000
    Submitted to the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum Special Exhibition titled “Sencha and Ceramics”
  • 2007
    Submitted to the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum Special Exhibition titled “Beauty and Tradition of Sencha Ceramics”
  • 2011
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 2013
    Completed the video production “On the Road with No Indications”
  • Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition several times
    Selected for the Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition several times
    Selected for the Kikuchi Biennale
    Selected for the Hagi Taishou (Grand Prix) of Contemporary Ceramics III
    Selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Selected for the Issuikai Exhibition several times
    Selected for the Ceramics Biennale Exhibition several times
    Selected for the Chozasho Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition several times
    Selected for the Japanese Sencha Crafts Exhibition several times
    Several solo exhibitions at Nihonbashi, Tokyo
    Solo exhibition at Nagoya Maruei
    Solo exhibition at Sakae Mitsukoshi, Nagoya
    Solo exhibition at Toma Shrine, Hokkaido
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Full member, National Japanese Sencha Crafts Association

Award

  • 1995
    Received the Aichi Board of Education Award at the Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1999
    Received the Incentive Award 6 times at the Japanese Sencha Crafts Exhibition
    (In 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2013)
  • 2002
    Received the Tokai Tradition Incentive Award at the Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Sencha Tea Ceremony Association of Japan Award at the Japanese Sencha Crafts Exhibition