Masako Matsumura

MATSUMURA’s style involves a fusion of the high-temperature ameyu and tenmoku glazes, with Kutani overglaze enamels.
In one of her techniques she first draws a picture on the base surface, and then applies Kutani overglaze enamels on the whole surface to effectively bring the under picture to the fore.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Member, Ishikawa Ishikawa Prefecture Pottery and Porcelain Association
    Traditional Kutani Ware Craftsman
    1st Grade Skilled Worker (Ceramics)

Career

  • 1972
    A Member of the 3rd graduating class for Kutani Ware students at the Ishikawa Prefectural Kutani Hall
  • 1983
    Selected for the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time. Selected successively to date
  • 1985
    Selected for the 1st Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. Selected successively to date
  • 1986
    Selected for the 1st Hokkoku Women’s Art Exhibition for the first time. Selected successively to date
    Commissioned since the 7th Exhibition
    Jury member at the 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th, and 23rd
    Exhibitions
  • 1986
    Selected for the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition for the first time. Selected successively to date
  • 2002
    Specially invited to submit at the 43rd Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Specially invited to submit at every exhibition to date
  • 2004
    Jury member at the 45th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2005
    Jury member at the 46th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Selected for the 1st TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
  • 2013
    Selected for the 2nd TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition

Award

  • 1986
    Selected for the 33rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time), and received the Japan Kogei
    Association Incentive Award
  • 1988
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts 7th Section Exhibition
    Received the Kagawa Board of Education Incentive Award at the Kagawa Art Exhibition
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Incentive Award at the 1987 International Japan Shippo
    Conference
  • 1989
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award (twice) at the 32nd Japan Kogei Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition (and several other awards)
  • 1990
    Received the Governor of Kagawa Award (twice) at the Kagawa Art Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Kagawa Culture and Arts Award