photo Masako Matsuo

Masako Matsuo

MATSUO’s production is characterized by her broad-ranging style and works, from simple traditional glazes through to the ornate and modern. In her contemporary pieces she uses such techniques as neriage (marbling), kinsai (painting in overglaze gold¬), and saidei (painting on clay).
She is also a much admired flower artist, especially among young women, and creates many ceramic pieces with floral motifs such as roses or cherry tree leaves.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    Full member, Fukuoka Prefectural Art Association
    Secretary-General, Japan Original Flower Association (JOFA) (President-elect)

Career

  • 1969
    Born in Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • 1975
    Studied ceramics under her father, MATSUO Muzo (Aged 6)
  • 1993
    Graduated from the Faculty of Literature at the Fukuoka Women’s University (acquired the Senior High School Teaching License)
  • 1995
    Studied textiles under TORISU Mizuko, an artist who has received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 1997
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2005
    Selected for the Japanese Crafts Exhibition (2005, 2007, 2009)
  • 2006
    Jury member at the Fukuoka Senior Art Exhibition
  • 2007
    Qualified as one of the 30 Selected Ceramic Artists in Western Japan (Her works exhibited at the Kyushu National Museum)
  • 2008
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Selected several times to date
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition, and Western Japanese Crafts Exhibition
  • 2009
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition and West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    “Ceramics Kingdom Exhibition” at Fukuoka Iwataya
    Started the “Jewelry Ceramics” online store (Search “Jewelry Ceramics”)
  • 2011
    Jury member at the Kasuya Art Exhibition (Requested by the Fukuoka Fine Arts Society)(,2013
  • 2013
    Published “Flower Arrangement, the Ten Golden Rules”, among other books
    Established JIFS (JOFA Internet Flower School)
  • 2014
    Jury memberat the Fukuoka Art Exhibition

Award

  • 1980
    Received the Museki Award (at the age of 10) at the Chikuho Art Exhibition
  • 1991
    Received the Incentive Award at the West Japan Crafts Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Silver Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 1995
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the West Japan Crafts Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the Board of Education Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2000
    Received the Incentive Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
    Received the Fukuoka Fine Arts Society Award at the Fukuoka General Art Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Full Member’s Grand Prize at the Fukuoka Fine Arts Society Full Members Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the KKB Kagoshima Broadcasting Corporation Award at the West Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Technical Award at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2011
    Awarded at the 1st Uminaka Preserved Flower Kyushu Exhibition
    Held “The World of Muzo Matsuo and Masako Matsuo Exhibition” (ACROS Fukuoka Takumi “Art & Craft” Gallery)