Yukio Furukata

FURUKATA uses porcelain clay and such techniques as groove cutting, pierced patterning, engraving, inlay, and sometsuke (blue and white ware). He is particularly fond of simple forms, and applies glazing to white porcelain and pale blue porcelain.


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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 1943
    Born in Osaka
  • 1963
    Entered Ceramics Course, Department of Crafts, Kyoto City University of Arts
    As a third year student, starting from Kyoto, took a six-month bicycle tour of East Japan
    and Hokkaido, visiting craft production centers and undergoing training
  • 1967
    After graduation, served as a live-in apprentice under KONDO Yuzo, living national treasure, K
    yoto, for 10 years
  • 1969
    Selected for Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (hosted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    and Japan Kogei Association) (first time); repeatedly selected to date
  • 1974
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1977
    Independent and established his kiln in Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture
    Submitted to KONDO Yuzo and His School Exhibition held in Kyoto, Osaka, Niigata, and Tokyo
  • 1987
    Held "Production of Ceramics:20 Years of History" Exhibition, Kasaoka Civic Center
    (supported by Kasaoka City, Board of Education, and Cultural Federation)
  • 1996
    Moved his studio to Takumi Town, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture
  • 1999
    Submitted to KONDO Yuzo Exhibition, Wako Museum, Kasaoka City
  • 2003
    Selected for 17th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Selected for 4th Izushi Porcelain Triennale Competition
  • 2004
    Solo exhibition, Takashimaya Department Store, Okayama
  • 2007
    Selected for Kobe Biennale 2007 Exhibition
  • 2010
    Selected for 25th National Cultural Festival Okayama 2010
  • 2012
    Moved his studio to Mobira, Kasaoka City
  • Selected many times for Japan Traditional Art Crafts -Chugoku Branch Exhibition
    Jury member, Japan Traditional Art Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition in 1977 and 1982


  • 2003
    Received the Grand Prize
    at the Kanazawa Wan-One Grand Prize Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the Tanabe Museum
    of Art "Arts of the Tea Ceremony" Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the 5th Wako Culture Award