Sensa Kuroi

  • Ceramics
  • 1945 -
Sensa Kuroi

Making pieces with quiet, rustic and simple colors using ash glaze which is a characteristic of Mushiake ware. My speciality is making inlaid pieces by shaving the surface of the base and inlaying clay of another color to create a gradation. I make various pieces from small tea utensils to large vessels.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Important Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama Prefecture
Important Intangible Cultural Property of Setouchi City
  • 1945 Born as the second son of Ichraku Kuroi (Important Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama Prefecture)
  • 1966 Completed course at the Kyoto Municipal Kogei Training Center (current Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture)
    Started making ceramics under his father, Ichraku Kuroi, Important Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama Prefecture
  • 1980 Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1981 Selected for the Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
  • 1982 First Solo Exhibition at Tenmaya Okayama
  • 2002 Collaboration Exhibition with the late Toshio Matsuo (recipient of the Order of Culture) at Tenmaya Okayama
  • 2011 Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Okayama Anniversary Exhibition (2011 - 2013 in Okayama, Tokyo etc.)
  • 2014 Primary Judge at the 57th Chūgoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (also in 2019, 2020 and 2022)
  • 2018 50th Anniversary Exhibition at Tenmaya Okayama
    Invited to submit to and hold a lecture at the Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective Exhibition
  • Held solo Exhibitions at various art museums and department stores Mitsukoshi, Daimaru, Sogo, Takashimaya nationwide, Tenmaya in Hiroshima, Fukuyama, Yonago and Takamatsu, Keio Department Store and Sanyo Department Store

  • 2002Received the Okayama Prefecture Cultural Encouragement Award
  • 2007Received the Sanyo Shimbun (Cultural Merits) Award
  • 2019Received the Marusen Special Cultural Award
  • 2021Received the Toyo Kaneshige Award (Grand Award) at the 64th Chūgoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Setouchi CIty Museum of Art

Price Range

$ 100 - 13,000

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