photo Isamu Shiina

Isamu Shiina

My major theme is the unification of shapes and patterns. I learn from nature and closely listen to the voice of materials; through this approach I want to create ceramics characteristic of myself and for our own times.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Part-time lecturer, Tohoku University of Art and Design

Career

  • 1968
    Born in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 1994
    Completed his Master’s Degree in Ceramics at the
    Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1999
    Established his kiln in Nasumachi,Tochigi Prefecture
  • 2008
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition.
    Selected for the 2010, 2012, 2013 Exhibitions to date
    Part-time lecturer at the Tohoku University of Art and
    Design
  • 2010
    Selected for the 50th Anniversary Eastern Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Special Exhibition
  • 2011
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
  • 2013
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Exhibition

Award

  • 1992
    Received the Salon de Printemps Award for his graduation
    project from the Department of Crafts at the Tokyo
    University of the Arts
  • 2001
    Received the Incentive Award at the Asahi Modern Craft
    Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the Eastern
    Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, and his work
    was added to the Philadelphia Museum of Art collection