photo Junko Nagato

Junko Nagato

NAGATO’s style is characterized by washi painting, in which ceramics are decorated using washi (traditional Japanese paper). She applies matte glaze to control color development and creates a soft atmosphere.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1962
    Born in Masaki Town, Ehime Prefecture
  • 1981
    Completed the course at the Ehime Prefectural Ceramics Vocational Training School
  • 1982
    Solo exhibition at Matsuyama Mitsukoshi
  • 1998
    Selected for the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition (10 times)
  • 2012
    Studied under ONISHI Hikaru
  • 2006
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition (Once)
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (10 times)
    Selected for the Nissin Foods Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition (2 times)
    Her Tobe-yaki work was selected to be permanently preserved
  • 1997
    Washizome Saishiki Hachi
  • 1999
    Tsuyakeshi Washizome Saishiki Hachi
  • 2002
    Washizome Line Drawing Pattern Template
  • 2005
    “Cups to Enjoy Sake With” Exhibition
  • 2008
    Produced the facilty name plate on the entrance hall wall of Surpass City Shiroyama Park
  • 2010
    Produced the bathroom tiles and decorative plates in the guestrooms of Dogo Yumekura

Award

  • 1998
    Received the Issuikai Award at the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2011
    Received the Kinoshita Memorial Award at the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1999
    Received the Issuikai Honourable Mention at the Issukai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Grand Prize at the Ehime Ceramics Exhibition (2 times)
    Received the Excellence Award at the Ehime Ceramics Exhibition (4 times)
    Received the Incentive Award at the Ehime Ceramics Exhibition (9 times)
    Received the Excellence Award at the “Vessels of Everyday Life” Exhibition (2 times)
    Received the Incentive Award at the Ehime Traditional Crafts Grand Prix