Yasuzumi Nakao

  • Ceramics
  • 1950 -
Yasuzumi Nakao

Colored inlay is a ceramic inlay technique in which a delicate porcelain surface is engraved using a minute tool to cut fine line patterns that cannot be created by brush; patterns are cut while the unglazed porcelain is soft, and wax is used to maintain the edges and then pigments are embedded; for each color, wax is completely fired and this process is repeated to complete the work. In the stippling inlay technique, while the porcelain surface is still soft, dots are engraved using a sewing needle and then pigments are rubbed in.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1963 Graduated from the Ceramics Course at the Arita Technical High School
  • 1971 Studied the lathe under Living National Treasure INOUE Manji for 5 years at the Saga Ceramics Research Laboratory
  • 1972 Selected for the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition for the first time
  • Selected for the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • Selected for the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition for the first time
  • 1975 Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1976 Selected for the Issuikai Exhibition for the first time. Submitted as a member and later a committee member to date
  • 1993 Submitted to the “Japanese Ceramics Today – Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection” Exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, under the Smithsonian Institution. His work was later donated to the museum
  • 1998 Recommended as a member of Issuikai
  • 2000 Submitted to the Saga Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at the British Museum, UK. The exhibited work was later donated to the museum
  • 2001 Appeared on the NHK “Yakimono Tanbo” – Meeting of Dyes and Zogan
  • 2004 Submitted to the Arita Wares Exhibition at the Meissen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2013 Received a commendation from the Governor of Saga Prefecture for Distinguished Service (Arts and Culture)
  • 2014 Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (33nd time)

  • 1978Received the Gold Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition and the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Incentive Award at the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
    Received the Art Association Award at the Saga Art Association Exhibition
  • 1986Awarded at the Issuikai Exhibition
  • 1987Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Incentive Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 1989Received the Issuikai Award at the Issuikai Exhibition
  • 1991Received the Governor of Saga Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
  • 1993Received the Member’s Grand Prize at the Issuikai Exhibition, and awarded at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1994Awarded at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition and the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 1995Received the Member’s Grand Prize at the Issuikai Exhibition
  • 1996Awarded at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition and the Issukai Exhibition
    Awarded at the World Ceramics Exposition in Saga‘96
  • 2005Awarded at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2008Received the Grand Prize (the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Award) at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2009Received the Governor of Oita Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010Received the Ceramics Grand Prize at the Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition
    Received the Saga Shimbun Award at the 60th Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 2014Received the Mayor of Arita Town Award at the Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
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