Nobuo Takezawa

  • Ceramics
  • 1944 -
Nobuo Takezawa

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Honorary Traditional Craftsman of Echizen Ware
  • 1944 Born in Fukui CIty
  • 1970 Studied Koishiwara Ware under Kumao Ota in Fukuoka
  • 1972 Completed the Special Course at Fukui Prefectural Institute of Ceramics
  • 1973 Established the Hachiku Kiln in Miyazaki Village, Fukui Prefecture
  • 1974 Selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (Ceramic Wall with Carbonization and Kiln Mutation Effect "Fault")
  • 1977 Relocated to Echizen Pottery Village
  • 1981 Built a half underground climbing kiln
    First solo exhibition "100 Jars Exhibition" in Fukui
  • 1988 Becomes Member of the Japan Kōgei Association Ishikawa Branch with recommendation from Living National Treasure Uichi Shimizu
  • 1993 Line pattern engraving technique acknowledged by 13th Generation Imaemon Imaizumi
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time (selected 7 times from this year onward in '94, '95, '96, '97, '99, '03 and '04)
  • 1996 Setomono Festa
    Submitted artwork "Natural Glazed Flower Vase with Engraved Design" purchased by Aichi Ceramics Industry Cooperative Association
  • 1997 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
  • 1999 "Natural Glazed Large Jar with Narcissus Design" dedicated to the Hitachinomiya Family purchased by the Fukui prefecture
    Recommended as Member of the ”Ryubikai”, a gathering with Living National Treasure Yasokichi Tokuda
  • 2000 Submitted and took part in the "Ishikawa Wings of Culture Beijing Exhibition" (National Art Museum of China)
    Awarded by the Governor as Excellent Successor of Traditional Crafts in Fukui
  • 2006 Traditional Craftsmen Association Art Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
  • 2013 Visited by Togo Kobayashi of the Taishu Kiln and received guidance in practical skills to make tea bowls etc.
  • 2016 Received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award as Person of Merit in the Traditional Craft Industry
  • 2018 Visited by Jinhua Wu, Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts from Jingdezhen
  • 2021 Designated as Honorary Traditional Craftsman
    "Masters in Fukui" broadcasted on NHK Fukui

  • 1979Received the Governor Award at the 1st Contemporary Echizen Ware Exhibtion for "Flower Vase with Line Engraving" added to the collection of Senei Ikenobo
  • 1986Received the Grand Award at the Fukui Traditional Craft Exhibition for "Natural Glazed Jar with Line Designs on Four Sides"
  • 2001Received the Special Award at the 4th Traditional Craftsmen Association Art Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 27th Japan's Traditional Craft Competition
  • 2003Solo exhibition at the Fukui City Art Museum
    Received the Kansai Bureau of Economy,Trade and Industry Director-General Award

Price Range

$ 2,000 - 28,000

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19 artworks posted