photo Shigeo Takemura

Shigeo Takemura

"Ash glaze is known to have first been used in the Yin (Shang) dynasty of China (16th century BC).
“Ash” made by burning grasses and wood is used as glaze. On Japanese old earthen ware as well, ash glaze was applied to produce a green color.
In my ceramic works I am particular about natural ash glaze.
I want to keep creating beautiful shapes in harmony with the glazes by making the best use of the characteristics of ashes made from burnt vegetation and wood, such as sunflowers, grapes, Japanese cedars, or figs.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1953
    Born in Yamashina, Kyoto
  • 1972
    Graduated from the Ceramics Course at Kyoto Municipal Hiyoshigaoka High School
    Studied under KIMURA Morinobu
  • 1975
    Selected for the 4th Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Exhibition for the first time. Selected every year to date
  • 1978
    Selected for the Kyoto Craft Arts Exhibition
  • 1980
    Became independent and established the Dainichi-gama kiln in Yamashina
  • 1988
    Selected for the 35th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1990
    Selected for the 37th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1998
    Selected for the 53rd Shinsho Kogei Exhibition (54 times)
  • 2001
    Kyoto Craft Artists Association Exhibition – the Start of the 21st Century
  • 2002
    Selected for the 49th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007
    Selected for the 54th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 2008
    Selected for the 55th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2009
    Selected for the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Judge at the 39th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    Selected for the 57th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

Award

  • 1996
    Received the Incentive Award at the 25th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Kyoto Board of Education Superintendent’s Award at the 36th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2008
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 36th Ceramic New Works Exhibition held by the full members of the Japan Kogei Association Ceramics Section