Shunemon’s works are characterized by beautiful forms that only an artist who has kept pursuing wheel shaping is able to create. His finished works with decorative engraving are often so thin that when held to the light they are transparent, and clearly show his desire to waste no porcelain clay.
His works are marked by a contradictory sharpness and softness; delicate engraving, and such sections as the rim and foot (bottom) demonstrate his painstaking handwork, with meticulous attention to each technique he spares no effort in finishing a work.
Honors and AffiliationFull member, Japan Kogei Association
Shunemon Okugawa Kiln
Part-time lathing lecturer, Arita College of Ceramics
- Received the Medal with Yellow Ribbon from the Ministry
of Health, Labour and Welfare
- Received the title of Contemporary Master Craftsman and Outstanding Skilled Worker
from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
- Selected for and awarded at many exhibitions, including the Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition,
the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition,
the Saga Exhibition, the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition,
the Issuikai, the Chunichi International
Exhibition of Ceramic Arts, the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition,
the International Ceramics Exhibition, and other exhibitions