Yoshiaki Yamada

I make Kutani ware painted in overglaze enamels. Based on quiet neutral colors and making full use of blank spaces, I depict flowers and birds, and floral patterns.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Representative, Souzou Bijutsukai

Career

  • 1948
    Born in Terai Town, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1974
    Studied under YAMACHIKA Tsuyoshi of the Souzou Bijutsukai
  • 1975
    Selected for the 28th Fine Art Exhibition (Souzouten). Selected successively to date Studied under the late TAKEGOSHI Taizan
  • 1978
    Selected for the 1st Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. Selected successively to date
  • 1981
    Recommended as a member of the Souzou Bijutsukai
  • 1982
    Selected for the 29th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1983
    Selected for the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Selected successively to date
  • 1985
    Recommended as a full member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 1994
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi. Held 7 times to date
  • 1999
    Designated as a Traditional Craftsman
  • 2002
    Selected for the 48th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. The selected work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2004
    Solo exhibition at Ginza WAKO
  • 2008
    Selected for the 55th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. The selected work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi (To commemorate his 60th birthday)
  • 2009
    Selected for the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. The selected work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2011
    Representative of the Souzou Bijutsukai
  • 2013
    His work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member of the Management Committee of the Souzou Bijutsukai Ceramics Division
    Member, Ishikawa Prefecture Pottery and Porcelain Association
    Traditional Craftsman

Award

  • 1976
    Received the Grand Prize at the New Kutani Works Exhibition
  • 1979
    Received the Best New Artists Award at the 30th Fine Art Exhibition (Souzouten)
  • 1983
    Received the Excellence Award at the 6th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Kutaniyaki Rengoukai Chairman’s Award at the 7th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 1986
    Received the Members Award at the Fine Art Exhibition (Souzouten)
  • 1987
    Received the Kutaniyaki Rengoukai Chairman’s Award at the 11th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 1990
    Received the Incentive Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the Fine Art Exhibition (Souzouten)
  • 2000
    Received the Technical Award at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the Technical Award at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the First Runner-up Award (Hokkoku Shimbun Award) at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Exhibition of New Ceramic Works (Japan Kogei Association)
  • 2007
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the 68th Fine Art Exhibition (Souzouten)
  • 2010
    Received the Excellence Award at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Excellence Award at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition