I am a Sydney-based Japanese visual artist. Since I started making pottery as an apprentice under my master about 22 years ago, I have developed my skills and techniques, not only in ceramics but in art more broadly.
One of my reasons for coming to Sydney 3 years ago was to expand my world-view as an artist.
Through personal experience, I have come to believe that art is not only a joyful expression of creativity, but it has great power to strengthen and embolden us to overcome adversity and live our best lives.
That is why I want to share my skills and techniques in my workshops to help people looking to find their own artistic vision.
・Ceramics and Pottery (functional & sculptural) ・Kintsugi
・Painting on ceramics (under and over glaze) ・Painting ・Drawing
・Printmaking ・Graphic design
Education of Art
2018 TAFE NSW-Northern Sydney, Meadowbank Campus — Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (including Ceramics courses in Hornsby Campus)
2017 TAFE NSW-Northern Sydney, Meadowbank Campus — Diploma of Visual Art (including Ceramics courses in Hornsby Campus)
2009 Saga University, Saga Japan — Credit of Digital Contents Creator with Graphic Design
2008 Arita College of Ceramics, Saga Japan — Certificate of Painting on Ceramic
2007 Imari Ceramics School (Imari Vocational Education and Training) — Completion of Painting on Ceramics, Saga Japan
1995-1998 Tutoring studying of pottery under the master of potter - Keikō Konishi, Akashi Japan.
Selected Group Exhibition
2018 Sustainable Waste to Art Prize, Sydney
2018 Re-magine Art Prize, Sydney
2017 Awagami International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, Tokushima Japan
2013 Oya kara Ko heno Utsuwa ten Exhibition, Tokyo Ginza Mitsukoshi Japan
2013 Ninin ten Exhibition, Osaka Umeda Hankyu Japan
2012 Seiya no Cha-Girl New York he Iku Exhibition, Tokyo Isetan Shinjyuku Japan
2011 The prize of 41st Nagasaki Ceramic Competition, Nagasaki Japan
2007 The prize of 37th Nagasaki Ceramic Competition, Nagasaki Japan
2007 Hasami Ceramic Art Meshiwan Grand Prix Exhibition, Nagasaki Japan
2007 Arita College of Ceramics Competition, Saga Japan
Awards and prizes
2018 Sustainable Waste to Art Prize/finalist
2018 Re-magine Art Prize/finalist
2017 Awagami International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition / Honorable Mention
2011 The prize of 41st Nagasaki Ceramic Competition / Honorable Mention
2009 Saga University Digital Contents Creator Competition / Regional Contribution Award
2007 The prize of 37th Nagasaki Ceramic Competition / Honorable Mention
2007 Hasami Ceramic Art Meshiwan Grand Prix Exhibition / 3 awards in this competition: 1.Porcelain Section Higherst Award, 2. The Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture award, 3. Honorable Mention
2007 Arita College of Ceramics Competition /
9 awards in this competition :1.The Tokōkai Award, 2. Kinemon Touen Inc. Award, 3, Ogata Touen Ltd. Award, 4. Tokunaga Toujiki Inc. Award, 5, Hirakawa Seitousyo Ltd. Award, 6. Denpei Gama Ltd. Award, 7.Marubun Inc. Award 8, Shinohara Kaizan Ltd.Award / 9, Kawatake Touki Inc. Award
2018 Advance Diploma of Visual Arts, TAFE Meadowbank Campus
2018 Hornsby TAFE Ceramics
2018 Thirsty None - A Works on Paper & Sculpture, Balmain Watch House
2018 The Thirsty Beast - The Sydney Gallery School Open Studio Printmakers, Balmain Watch House
2017 Diploma of Visual Arts, TAFE Meadowbank Campus
2017 Hornsby TAFE Ceramics