Shigemasa Minami

  • Ceramics
  • 1950 -
Shigemasa Minami

Making colored porcelain ware using material from my hometown to express what I feel from the natural scenery that changes through the seasons.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of the Kutani Ware Technique Preservation Association, an organization of an Important Intangible Cutural Property of Ishikawa Prefecture
Manager of the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
Director of the Ishikawa Prefecture Ceramic Art Society
  • 1950 Born in Yunotanimachi, Terai Town, Nomi County, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1969 Graduated from Komatsu Technical High School, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1971 Joined Nikko Ceramics Co., Ltd. (current NIKKO Company), worked in the design office ( up to 1982)
  • 1972 Completed the 2nd period Kutani Ware trainee course
  • 1978 Selected for the 2nd Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition for the first time
  • 1979 Took part in the product design and development of NIKKO Company's "Pioneer" series
  • 1980 Selected for the 21st Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time
    Selected for the 27th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time (selected 34 times from this year onward)
    Selected for the 42nd Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition for the first time
  • 1981 Started working at the Terai Town Kutaniyaki Museum (current Kutani Porcelain Art Museum) (up to 1991)
  • 1983 Selected for the 11th Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts
  • 1986 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
  • 1989 First ceramics exhibition at Ginza Matsuya and other various places
  • 1991 Dedicates himself to making pottery in Terai Town, Nomi County
  • 1992 Nominated as member of the Issuikai Exhibition ceramics division
  • 1993 Invited to the "Social Gathering for People Showing Outstanding Performance in Arts and Culture" sponsored by Prime Minister Miyazawa
  • 1997 Submitted to the 38th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition as judge (4 times from this year onward)
  • 1998 Nominated as committee member of the Issuikai Ceramics Division
  • 1999 NHK BS2 TV program Yakimono Tanbo "Melody of Green Playing the Song of the Seasons" broadcasted
    "Selected Artworks of Artists in Ishikawa" Exhibition at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
    Submitted to the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition as judge (4 times from this year onward up to 2011)
  • 2001 Selected for the 16th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Selected for the 48th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (artwork purchased by the Imperial Household Agency)
  • 2005 Moves ceramics studio to Matsugaoka, Nomi City
  • 2006 Starts using lead-free Japanese paint
  • 2008 Submitted to the 36th New Works Ceramics Exhibition (supervised by the "NIKKO Company 100th Anniversary ART COLLECTION") held by Full Members of the Japan Kōgei Association as judge
  • 2010 Designated as Member of the Kutani Ware Technique Preservation Association, an organization of an Important Intangible Cutural Property of Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 2011 Submitted to the 34th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition as a member of the Kutani Ware Technique Preservation Association
  • 2018 Submitted to the 46th Ceramics Traditional Kōgei Exhibition as judge
  • 2021 Submitted to the 8th Tobiten as judge

  • 1972Awarded at the 10th Kutani Ware New Works Exhibition ('76)
  • 1976Awarded at the 10th Kutani Ware New Works Exhibition
  • 1982Received the Issuikai Award at the 44th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition ('85)
  • 1983Received the Honorable Mention Award at the 2nd Kutaniyaki Industrial Design Contest
  • 1985Received the Issuikai Award at the 47th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1986Received the Excellence Award at the 9th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 1992Received the Japan Kōgei Association Incentive Award at the 39th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1993Received the Excellence Award at the 1st BONSAI Vessels Exhibition
    Received the Issuikai Members' Excellence Award at the 55th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1994Received the Excellence Award at the 17th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
    Received the Excellence Award at the 35th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1998Received the Incentive Award at the 21st Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
    Received the Issuikai Members' Excellence Award at the 60th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Excellence Award at the 22nd Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2000Received the Excellence Award at the 23rd Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2001Received the Technical Award at the 24th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Excellence Award at the 25th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2003Received the Grand Award at the 26th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2006Received the Grand Award at the 29th Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Special Award at the 48th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2010Received the Incentive Award at the 33rd Traditional Kutaniyaki Craft Exhibition
  • 2019Received the 60th Anniversary Grand Award at the 60th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2020Received the 14th Generation Kakiemon Memorial Award at the 7th Tobiten

  • Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art (6)
  • Keisei Isogaya Museum (46)
  • The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
  • Amagasaki Shinkin Bank (8)
  • The Kutani Porcelain Art Museum
  • Anamizu Town Hall (Housu County, Ishikawa)
  • Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Takagi Bonsai Museum

Price Range

$ 300 - 6,000

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