Moriyoshi Saeki

  • Ceramics
  • 1949 -
Moriyoshi Saeki

SAEKI mainly incorporates tree motifs and employs inlay techniques and the yusai technique to give beautiful gradation of colors. His other works include tableware made by white scraping, red painting, and iron painting. He also produces ceramic walls.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Executive secretary, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
  • 1949 Born on August 4 in Utsunomiya, the eldest son of the sculptor SAEKI Rusuo (father) and Yaeko (mother)
  • 1965 Graduated from a junior high school affiliated to Utsunomiya University
  • 1968 Graduated from Tochigi Prefectural Utsunomiya Higashi Senior High School
  • 1971 Left Department of Commercial Design, Musashino Art University
    Entered Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1975 Selected for 15th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition (first time)
  • 1976 Selected for International Ceramics Exhibition
    Selected for 23rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 1977 Entered Kakutoen Co., Ltd.
  • 1980 Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1981 Resigned Kakutoen Co., Ltd. Independent and established his kiln in Kyubu, Haga Town, Tochigi Prefecture
  • 1983 Submitted to "Japanese Ceramics Today," Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 1987 Part-time lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts (-2001)
  • 1994 Jury member, Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1995 Jury member, 35th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1996 Jury member, 36th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
    Jury member, Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1997 Jury member, Tochigi Prefecture Art Festival Crafts Category
  • 1998 Jury member, 38th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2001 Part-time lecturer, Bunsei University of Art
  • 2005 Jury member, 45th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2006 Jury member, 46th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2009 Jury member, Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Invited by Japan Foundation and participated in 5th Japan, China and Republic of Korea Cultural Exchange Forum in Yangzhou City, China
  • 2010 Participated in Japan, China and Republic of Korea Artists Exchange Project
  • 2011 Jury member, 51st Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013 Participated in Contemporary Kogei Art Fair
    Solo exhibition, Takanawakai
  • Exhibitions
    Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibitions:23-25, 27, 30, 32, 33, 35-49, 51-60th
    Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibitions:15-20, 22-26, 28-52nd
    Japan Ceramic Arts Exhibitions:9, 11-15, 17-21st
    International Ceramics Exhibition, Kita-Kanto Art Exhibition, Tochigi Art Festival,
    Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts
  • Solo exhibitions
    Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Kandori, Kuroda Touen, Gendaikougei Fujinoya, Kochukyo, Akasaka Yu Gallery,Gallery Zen, Okayama Takashimaya, Ginza Wako Hall, Osaka Shinsaibashi, Daimaru, Takasaki Takashimaya, Yokohama Takashimaya,Nagoya JR Takashimaya, Osaka Namba, Takashimaya, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tsukamoto Sakkakan,Yamani Otsuka, Takanawakai, and other galleries
  • Ceramic wall
    Central Hotel (1979), Hayashi Preparatory School (1980), Utsunomiya Chuo Girls’ Senior High School (1985), Utsunomiya Higashi Senior High School (1987), Nishi-Nasuno town hall (1989), Restaurant Keyaki (1990), Utsunomiya Municipal Izumigaoka, Junior High School (1991), Kayashima animal hospital (1991), Haga Town community center foyer (1991), Haga-Kita Elementary School (2001), Sambongi Daycare Center (2004), Wada Kogyo (2004)

    Public collections
    Tokyo University of the Arts, Shiga Prefecture Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art Sano, Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Imperial Household Agency, WORCESTER ART MUSEUM

  • 1974Received the Incentive Award at the Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1975Graduated from the Department of Crafts at the Tokyo University of the Arts
    Received the Salon de Printemps Award for his graduation project, the 13-piece "Zogantsubo"
  • 1977Completed his Master's Degree in the Department of Crafts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
    His work "Kakiotoshi Fuyomon Ozara" was later purchased by the University Art Museum
  • 1978Received the Art Festival Award at the Tochigi Art Festival Kogei Category
  • 1988Received the Incentive Award at the 28th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1988Received the Excellence Award at the International Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1989Received the Tochigi Culture Incentive Award
  • 1990Received the Marronnier Culture Award
  • 1991Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 31st Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2002His entry "Zogan Yusaijyurin Monhenko" submitted to the judging panel was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency at the 42nd Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Special Jury Award at the 4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition
  • 2004Received the Gold Award at the Otaki Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2005Received an Honorable Mention at the 67th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2006Received the Seibu Award at the 68th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 35th New Ceramics Exhibition
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