Juko Mori

  • Ceramics
  • 1955 -
Juko Mori

I create my pottery using the "wariire" technique* which I developed myself, and the nerikomi technique **which I learned from my master, Eiji Murofushi.

* The "wariire" technique is making cracks in the clay before firing on purpose, and using them as a part of the design. Usually cracks can be a critical defect, but I took advantage of this and used this for the design.
We won't know how the cracks will come out or how the colored clay will turn out to be until it comes out of the kiln.
As I use the purposely made cracks as patterns, I named this the "wariire (making cracks)" technique.

** The nerikomi technique is a technique to knead in different colored clays to make patterns.

Membership Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1955 Born in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
  • 2009 Studied under Eiji Murofushi and started using the nerikomi technique
  • 2014 Selected for the Tableware Festival 2015
    Three Person Exhibition at M Space (Shiki City, Saitama Prefecture)
  • 2015 Selected for the Tableware Festival 2016
  • 2018 Starts working at "Nerikomi Studio Yumemite" in Urawa, Saitama (up to date)
    Selected for the 58th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Selected for the 6th Tobiten
    Selected for the 48th Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Selected for the Tableware Festival 2019
  • 2019 Selected for the 66th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Selected for the 49th Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Selected for the Tableware Festival 2020
  • 2020 Selected for the 8th Tobiten
  • 2021 Selected for the 61st East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Selected for the 2021 Kasama Ceramic Award Exhibition
    Selected for the Tableware Festival 2022
    Nerikomi Group Exhibition at AC Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo

  • 2017Received the Effort Award at the 47th Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition
  • 2019Received the Kazuya Kuroda Judge Award at the Tableware Festival 2020
  • 2021Received the Kiyomizu Award at the 50th Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the 9th Tobiten

Price Range

$ 1,000 - 2,000

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7 artworks posted