Toshun Kobayashi

Zogan (inlay) technique

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Member, Nagano Prefectural Crafts Association
    Member, Nagano Ceramic Artists Association
    Member, Hokushin Art Association
    Member, Shinshu Art Association
    Member, Japan Ceramics Society

Career

  • 1941
    Born in Takada-nakamura, Nagano City
  • 1960
    Graduated from Nagano Prefecture Nagano Senior High School
  • 1970
    Studied under MIYAZAWA Muan at a Okushinano Wares kiln
  • 1972
    Established the “Kitashinano Ware” kiln at Shinshu Makinosato
  • 1977
    Studied damascening at the Ji Suntak kiln in South Korea
    Jury member at the Hokushin Exhibition
  • 1978
    Studied overglaze enamels for 3 months at the Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center
    Studied lathing in Shigaraki
  • 1988
    Jury member at the Prefectural Crafts Exhibition
  • Selected for the Asia Gendai Bijutsuten (Submitted to the Ho Chi Minh City Selected Works Exhibition, Vietnam)
    Selected for the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
    Selected for the 5th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (31st, 32nd, 51st, and 60th Exhibitions)
    Selected for the Bonsai Wares Exhibition
    Selected for the Snow Design Exhibition
    Selected for the Tableware Contest
    Selected for the Modern Ceramics Exhibition Competition (Kobe Biennale) 2 times, and received the Incentive Award once
  • 2013
    Selected for the 1st TOBI, Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
    24 solo exhibitions at Nagano Tokyu, Ueda Seibu, Ueda Kimura Ceramics Salon, Ikebukuro Tobu, Gallery 82, Sun Gallery Sumie, Matsumoto Inoue, Takashimaya Kashiwa Store, and Niigata Mitsukoshi
    Group exhibitions at Ginza Kuroda Touen, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Nagoya Mitsukoshi, Niigata Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi Tokyu, Shinjuku Mitsukoshi, and Kobe Sogo

Award

  • Received the Prefectural Board of Education Award at the Prefectural Exhibition (the work was later purchased by the Nagano Prefecture)
    Nagano Crafts Exhibition (Received the Grand Prize twice, and other awards 4 times)
    Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition (Received the Issuikai Award and the Incentive Award twice)