photo Moriyoshi Saeki

Moriyoshi Saeki

SAEKI mainly incorporates tree motifs and employs inlay techniques and the yusai technique to give beautiful gradation of colors. His other works include tableware made by white scraping, red painting, and iron painting. He also produces ceramic walls.

Work

Detail

  • Category
    CERAMICS
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Executive secretary, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan

Carrer

  • 1949
    Born on August 4 in Utsunomiya, the eldest son of the sculptor SAEKI
    Rusuo (father) and Yaeko (mother)
  • 1965
    Graduated from a junior high school affiliated to Utsunomiya University
  • 1968
    Graduated from Tochigi Prefectural Utsunomiya Higashi Senior High School
  • 1971
    Left Department of Commercial Design, Musashino Art University. Entered
    Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1975
    Selected for 15th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition (first time)
  • 1976
    Selected for International Ceramics Exhibition. Selected for 23rd Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 1977
    Entered Kakutoen Co., Ltd.
  • 1980
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1981
    Resigned Kakutoen Co., Ltd. Independent and established his kiln in Kyubu, Haga
    Town, Tochigi Prefecture
  • 1983
    Submitted to "Japanese Ceramics Today," Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC,
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 1987
    Part-time lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts(-2001)
  • 1994
    Jury member, Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1995
    Jury member, 35th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1996
    Jury member, 36th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition;
    ury member, Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1997
    Jury member, Tochigi Prefecture Art Festival Crafts Category
  • 1998
    Jury member, 38th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2001
    Part-time lecturer, Bunsei University of Art
  • 2005
    Jury member, 45th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2006
    Jury member, 46th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2009
    Jury member, Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Invited by Japan Foundation and participated in 5th Japan, China and Republic of Korea
    Cultural Exchange Forum in Yangzhou City, China
  • 2010
    Participated in Japan, China and Republic of Korea Artists Exchange Project
  • 2011
    Jury member, 51st Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013
    Participated in Contemporary Kogei Art Fair
    Solo exhibition, Takanawakai
  • Exhibitions
    Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibitions:23-25, 27, 30, 32, 33, 35-49, 51-60th
    Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibitions:15-20, 22-26, 28-52nd
    Japan Ceramic Arts Exhibitions:9, 11-15, 17-21st
    International Ceramics Exhibition, Kita-Kanto Art Exhibition, Tochigi Art Festival,
    Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts
  • Solo exhibitions
    Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Kandori, Kuroda Touen, Gendaikougei Fujinoya, Kochukyo,
    Akasaka Yu Gallery,Gallery Zen, Okayama Takashimaya, Ginza Wako Hall, Osaka Shinsaibashi
    Daimaru, Takasaki Takashimaya, Yokohama Takashimaya,Nagoya JR Takashimaya, Osaka Namba
    Takashimaya, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tsukamoto Sakkakan,Yamani Otsuka,
    Takanawakai, and other galleries
  • Ceramic wall
    Central Hotel (1979), Hayashi Preparatory School (1980), Utsunomiya Chuo Girls’ Senior High School (1985),
    Utsunomiya Higashi Senior High School (1987), Nishi-Nasuno town hall (1989), Restaurant Keyaki (1990),
    Utsunomiya Municipal Izumigaoka, Junior High School (1991), Kayashima animal hospital (1991),
    Haga Town community center foyer (1991), Haga-Kita Elementary School (2001), Sambongi Daycare Center (2004),
    Wada Kogyo (2004)

    Public collections
    Tokyo University of the Arts, Shiga Prefecture Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art Sano,
    Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Imperial Household Agency, WORCESTER ART MUSEUM

Prize

  • 1974
    Received the Incentive Award at the Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1975
    Graduated from the Department of Crafts at the Tokyo University
    of the Arts. Received the Salon de Printemps Award for his graduation project,
    the 13-piece "Zogantsubo"
  • 1977
    Completed his Master's Degree in the Department of Crafts at the Tokyo
    National University of Fine Arts and Music. His work "Kakiotoshi Fuyomon Ozara"
    was later purchased by the University Art Museum
  • 1978
    Received the Art Festival Award at the Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1988
    Received the Incentive Award at the 28th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
    New Works Exhibition
  • 1988
    Received the Excellence Award at the International Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1989
    Received the Tochigi Culture Incentive Award
  • 1990
    Received the Marronnier Culture Award
  • 1991
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 31st Japanese
    Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2002
    His entry "Zogan Yusaijyurin Monhenko" submitted to the judging panel
    was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency at the 42nd Japanese Traditional
    Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2002
    Received the Special Jury Award at the 4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition
  • 2004
    Received the Gold Award at the Otaki Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received an Honorable Mention at the 67th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Seibu Award at the 68th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award
    at the 35th New Ceramics Exhibition