photo Masahiro Miyao

Masahiro Miyao

I use Kotokoname clay. I collect the raw clay from all over the Chita Peninsula and refine it myself, and use an anagama (cave) firewood kiln for firing and reproduce Kotokoname ware; this is my life’s work. I mainly create large-size ceramics such as bowls, dishes, and pots. I often use natural glazes. The majority of my works are yakishime (ceramics fired at high temperatures and without any applied glaze).

Works

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Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Other

Career

  • 1970
    Born in Chikujjo Town, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • 1995
    Studied under the Okayama Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property
    Studied under YAMAMOTO Yuichi
  • 2001
    Became independent and established his first kiln in Wake Town, Okayama Prefecture
  • 2007
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Award

  • 2003
    Received the Excellence Award at the Tanabe Museum of Art “Arts of the Tea Ceremony” Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Mayor of Okayama Award at the Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch 50th Anniversary Exhibition
    Second Place at the Okayama Art and Culture Awards
  • 2008
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Excellence Award at the Tanabe Museum of Art “Arts of the Tea Ceremony” Exhibition