photo Tadashi Nishiyama

Tadashi Nishiyama

Aiming at expressing the beauty of forms, I have kept producing ceramics with a focus on hakuji (white porcelain) and seiji (celadon).
I have been entirely devoted to using the finest porcelain clay from the Amakusa region, and to making hand wheel-thrown shapes.
I continue creating my works with a wish to express and convey warmth, softness, and a sort of tenderness found in handcrafts.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member, Saga Ceramic Art Association
    Studio: Kashugama kiln
  • Studio
  • Other

Career

  • 1954
    Born in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture
  • 1974
    Studied under Living National Treasure INOUE Manji
  • 1976
    Studied under the late Saga Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Property NAKAMURA Seiroku
  • 1981
    Became independent and established the Kashugama kiln
  • 1990
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1991
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition at the first attempt
  • 1992
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1994
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1995
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    First solo exhibition at Fukuoka Tamaya (Held 3 times to date)
  • 1996
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    His work was collected by the Hiroki Oda Museum of Art
  • 1997
    Seibu Hakodate 16th Anniversary Special Tadashi Nishiyama Ceramics Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Kokura Tamaya (Held twice to date)
  • 1998
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1999
    Solo exhibition at Machida Tokyu Department Store
    Solo exhibition at Kumamoto Tsuruya Department Store
    Donated his work to Meissen City, Germany
  • 2000
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Submitted to the Saga Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at the British Museum
  • 2001
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Fukuoka Tenjin Iwataya
    Solo exhibition at Oita Tokiwa
    Solo exhibition at Boni-Moriya
  • 2002
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Takasaki Takashimaya
  • 2003
    Solo exhibition at Nagano Tokyu Department Store
    Solo exhibition at Kokura Izutsuya
  • 2004
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
    Submitted to the “Arita, Contemporary Ceramics from the Home of Japanese Porcelain” Exhibition in Germany
    Solo exhibition at Takasaki Takashimaya
  • 2005
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Oita Tokiwa
  • 2006
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
    Solo exhibition at Kokura Izutsuya
    Solo exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi
  • 2007
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Takasaki Takashimaya
  • 2008
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
    Solo exhibition at Fukuoka Tenjin Iwataya
    Solo exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi
  • 2009
    Solo exhibition at Takasaki Takashimaya
  • 2010
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
    Solo exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi
  • 2011
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Oita Tokiwa
    Solo exhibition at Takasaki Takashimaya
  • 2012
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Fukuoka Mitsukoshi
    Solo exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
  • 2013
    Solo exhibition at Chiba Mitsukoshi
    Solo exhibition at Takasaki Takashimaya
  • ■Solo exhibition venues
    Yokohama Takashimaya, Takasaki Takashimaya, Chiba Mitsukoshi, Iwataya Mitsukoshi, Oita Tokiwa, Kokura Izutsuya, and other venues nationwide

Award

  • 1987
    Received the Saga Prefectural Board of Education Superintendent’s Award at the Saga Art Association Exhibition
  • 1990
    Received the Yomiuri Shimbun Award at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1992
    Received the Saga Television Station Award at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1993
    Received the Saga Prefectural Assembly Chairman’s Award at the Saga Art Association Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Fukuoka Municipal Board of Education Superintendent’s Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Governor of Saga Award at the Saga Art Association Exhibition
  • 1995
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1996
    Received the RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Award (Arts Category) and the Mainichi Shimbun Award (Industrial Category) at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Saga Television Station Award at the Nishinippon Ceramic Arts Exhibition
  • ■Selected for
    Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (17 times)
    Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition (3 times)
    West Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Successively)
    Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
    Issuikai
    Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition