Hajime Kai

  • Ceramics
  • 1950 -
Hajime Kai

I grind stones that can be mined from my hometown and make vessels with kiln mutation effects.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of the Fukuoka Prefectural Art Society
  • 1950 Born in Saga Prefecture
  • 1969 Trained at Kiko Imahashi Porcelain Factory
  • 1972 Becomes trainee at Saga Prefectural Institute of Ceramics
  • 1976 Builds the Inotake Kiln
  • 1986 Bead Patterned Large Plate selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time, selected 15 times from this year onward
  • 1989 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
  • 1995 Took part in the "overglaze enamel porcelain” successors training program by 13th Generation Imaemon Imaizumi (also in 1996)
  • 2006 "Utsuwa Yumekobo" broadcasted on NHK TV
  • 2018 Iron Glaze Tea Bowl with Kiln Mutation Effects published in Honoo Geijutsu Magazine Separate Volume "Tenmoku"
  • Solo exhibitions at Ginza Kuroda Touen, Gallery Mino (Minami Aoyama) etc.
  • Took part in
    Asobino Symposium I, II at Saitoan, Hagi
    New Artist Wave Exhibition I, II, III (Tokyo Art Youth Association)
    Craftworks of Today in Kyushu and Okinawa – Tradition and Creation (Kyushu National Museum) etc.
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