Masayuki Azuma

With blue as the main glaze and along with Shino and iridescent glazes, I am producing ceramic ware suitable for modern times; I find my studies of history and tradition provide me with inspiration which I incorporate into my works.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1960
    Born in Tajimi City
  • 1979
    Graduated from the Design Course at the Tajimi Technical High School
  • 1981
    Completed the Research Student Course at the Gifu Prefectural Ceramics Research Institute
  • 1985
    Selected for the Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Selected 27 times to date)
  • 1986
    Selected for the 1st International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan (Selected once more to date)
  • 1987
    Selected for the Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts (Selected once more to date)
  • 1988
    Selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (Selected 6 times to date)
  • 1989
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Selected 9 times to date)
  • 1992
    Entered the Mino Ceramic Art Association
  • 1994
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 2009
    Director at the Mino Ceramic Art Association (-Present)
  • Others
    Held solo exhibitions at department stores nationwide
    Nagoya Matsuzakaya (3 times)
    Nanba Takashimaya Department Store (1 time)
    Kobe Hankyu Department Store (1 time)
    Gifu Takashimaya (3 times)

Award

  • 1993
    Received the Mayor of Nagoya Award at the Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Chunichi Incentive Award at the Mino Ceramics Exhibition (Awarded 2 times to date)
  • 1998
    Received the Press Club Award at the Mino Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2015
    Commended as a Distinguished Traditional Art Crafts Successor by Gifu Prefecture