photo Yasuzumi Nakao

Yasuzumi Nakao

Colored inlay is a ceramic inlay technique in which a delicate porcelain surface is engraved using a minute tool to cut fine line patterns that cannot be created by brush; patterns are cut while the unglazed porcelain is soft, and wax is used to maintain the edges and then pigments are embedded; for each color, wax is completely fired and this process is repeated to complete the work. In the stippling inlay technique, while the porcelain surface is still soft, dots are engraved using a sewing needle and then pigments are rubbed in.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1963
    Graduated from the Ceramics Course at the Arita Technical High School
  • 1971
    Studied the lathe under Living National Treasure INOUE Manji for 5 years at the Saga Ceramics Research Laboratory
  • 1972
    Selected for the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition for the first time
  • Selected for the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • Selected for the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition for the first time
  • 1975
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1976
    Selected for the Issuikai Exhibition for the first time. Submitted as a member and later a committee member to date
  • 1993
    Submitted to the “Japanese Ceramics Today – Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection” Exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, under the Smithsonian Institution. His work was later donated to the museum
  • 1998
    Recommended as a member of Issuikai
  • 2000
    Submitted to the Saga Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at the British Museum, UK. The exhibited work was later donated to the museum
  • 2001
    Appeared on the NHK “Yakimono Tanbo” – Meeting of Dyes and Zogan
  • 2004
    Submitted to the Arita Wares Exhibition at the Meissen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2013
    Received a commendation from the Governor of Saga Prefecture for Distinguished Service (Arts and Culture)
  • 2014
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (33nd time)

Award

  • 1978
    Received the Gold Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition and the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Incentive Award at the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
    Received the Art Association Award at the Saga Art Association Exhibition
  • 1986
    Awarded at the Issuikai Exhibition
  • 1987
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Incentive Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 1989
    Received the Issuikai Award at the Issuikai Exhibition
  • 1991
    Received the Governor of Saga Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 1993
    Received the Member’s Grand Prize at the Issuikai Exhibition, and awarded at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1994
    Awarded at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition and the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 1995
    Received the Member’s Grand Prize at the Issuikai Exhibition
  • 1996
    Awarded at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition and the Issukai Exhibition
    Awarded at the World Ceramics Exposition in Saga‘96
  • 2005
    Awarded at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2008
    Received the Grand Prize (the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Award) at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Governor of Oita Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Ceramics Grand Prize at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
    Received the Saga Shimbun Award at the 60th Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Mayor of Arita Town Award at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition