photo Wataru Ishida

Wataru Ishida

With an awareness of the aesthetic essence of Japanese tradition such as Japanese style and grace, I have sought to capture the beauty of objects that have serenity and have kept on creating my works.
I shall be happy if you could feel in my pieces, a lingering moment of beauty and tranquility; a gentle breeze from Kyoto.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Other crafts
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member, Kyoto Association of Craft Artists
  • Other

Career

  • 1938
    Born in Osaka
  • 2003
    Submitted to the “Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan – Celebrating 50 Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition”
  • 2006
    Wataru, Seki and Satoshi Ishida Pâte de Verre Works Exhibition (Ginza WAKO Hall)(Also held in 2009, 2012)
  • 2006
    Wataru, Seki and Satoshi Ishida Pâte de Verre Works Exhibition –Seeking objects of serenity- (Jojakko-ji Temple, Kyoto)
  • 2007
    Submitted to the “CRAFTING BEAUTY IN MODERN JAPAN” Exhibition (British Museum, UK)
  • 2008
    Wataru, Seki and Satoshi Ishida Pâte de Verre Works Exhibition –The Quiet Sparkles- (Autumn Special Exhibition, Osaka Museum of Yayoi Culture)
  • 2009
    Designated as a Kyoto Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property Holder in “Ikomi Glass”
  • 2012
    Submitted to the “Quintessence of Modern Craft - Japanese Skills and Aesthetics Exhibition” hosted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Florence, Italy)

Award

  • 1996: Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    1999: Received the Osaka Board of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    2000: Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition