photo Miki Suzuki

Miki Suzuki

The craft of Bizen ware belonging to that ancient traditional family of unglazed ceramic wares has been handed down continuously to the present day. Consequently, with such a strong tradition there is a resistance to accepting new styles, but I consider that tradition is innovation. I believe that in 100 years’ time, this piece will be thought of as traditional, and so I shall continue my production of ceramics.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan

Career

  • 1970
    Born as the eldest son of ceramic artist SUZUKI Koichi
  • 1989
    Graduated from the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Technical Institute
    Received vocational training in ceramic sculpting and sketching (Others: calligraphy)
    Studied glazing at the Glazing Workshop hosted by the Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Research
    Completed the course at the Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Research
    Studied under Kyoto ceramic artist OKAMOTO Akira for 8 years as an apprentice
  • 1995
    Trained at Jingdezhen, China
  • 1996
    Returned to Okayama and studied under his father SUZUKI Koichi
  • Selected for the 46th Kyoto Art Exhibition
    Selected for the Toki Modern Tea Ceramics Exhibition
    Selected for the 3rd Sogetsu Flowers and Vases Biennale Exhibition
    Selected for the 5th Contemporary Ceramic Art (Noodle Bowl) Grand Prix Exhibition
    Selected for the 58th Issuikai Exhibition (Also selected in 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2005)
    Selected for the 5th Ceramics Biennale Exhibition 1997
    Selected for the 45th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Also selected in 2007)
    Selected for the 42nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition
    (Also selected in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)
    Selected for the 16th Tanabe Museum of Art "Arts of the Tea Ceremony" Exhibition
    (Also selected in 2000, 2006, 2007, and 2012)
    Selected for the 15th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Selected for the 51st Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition
    (Also selected in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)
    Selected for the 6th Mashiko Ceramics Competition
    Submitted to the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Award

  • Received the Incentive Award at the 15th Tanabe Museum of Art "Arts of the Tea Ceremony" Exhibition
    Received the Mayor of Okayama Award at the 49th Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition
    Received the Jury’s Individual Award at the 6th Ceramic Biennale Exhibition 1999
    Received the Incentive Award at the 50th Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition (Also awarded in 2006)
    Received the Issuikai Award at the 63rd Issuikai Exhibition
    Received the Prefectural Exhibition Award at the 53rd Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition (Also awarded in 2007 and 2009)
    Received the Issuikai Award at the 65th Issuikai Exhibition
    Received the Mayor of Okayama Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition