photo Shoji Ishihara

Shoji Ishihara

Expression by overglaze enamels on ceramics is characteristic of my works. In this technique, porcelain clay is first formed, and after second-stage firing without applying glaze, patterns are drawn using overglaze enamels, overglaze gold and silver and then fired; this process is repeated many times to finish a work.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1943
    Born in Nogata City, Fukuoka
  • 1968
    Graduated from Sculpture Course at the Kanazawa College of Art
  • 1981
    Established his kiln in Kamitonno, Nogata City
  • 1984
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1990
    Specially invited to submit at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Opening Exhibition “The Discovery of Clay”
  • 1995
    Kyushu Ceramics Society of 7 Artists (Fukuoka and Tokyo)(97)
  • 1999
    Relocated to Kamiaruki, Miyata Town
  • 2000
    Offered a work as a gift to the Ise-jingu Shimomiya Kaguraden
  • 2003
    Kyushu and Kyoto Society of 8 Artists (Fukuoka)
  • 2009
    Submitted to the Kyushu National Museum Special Exhibition
  • 2012
    Submitted upon recommendation at the MOA Mokichi Okada Awards

Award

  • 1982
    Received the Incentive Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 1983
    Received the Branch Manager Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 1983
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Full Member’s Award at the West Japan Art and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Received the OAB Award at the West Japan Art and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the NCC Nagasaki Culture Telecasting Corporation Award at the West Japan Art and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize from the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the West Japan Art and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Nishinippon Living Shimbun Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the New Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize and came in at 1st Place at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Governor of Nagasaki Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition