Masahiro Maeda

  • Ceramics
  • 1948 -
Masahiro Maeda

Forming porcelain clay on a potter's wheel and applying overglaze decoration using western colors after glost firing. I try to create a new picturesque way of expressing by hiding the white porcelain base with the decorations.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Adviser of Kasama College of Ceramic Art
  • 1948 Born in Kumihamacho, Kyoto
  • 1975 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School, Department of Crafts, Ceramics Master's Course
  • 1983 "Japanese Ceramics Today" at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.) and Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
  • 1991 "To the Next Generation – New Arts of the Tea Ceremony" Exhibition (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi)
  • 1992 100 Selections of Contemporary Japanese Craft Exhibition (Mitsukoshi Etoile Museum, Paris, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi)
  • 1994 "Adventures of the Hand" Exhibition at the Miyagi Museum of Art
  • 1996 Masterpieces of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Asia Touring Exhibition (The Japan Foundation)
  • 1997 Judge and Evaluator of the Traditional Kōgei New Works Exhibition (2000, 01, 06, 07)
  • 2000 Masahiro Maeda Exhibition (Daishinen Art Museum,Takahagi, Ibaraki)
  • 2002 Judge and Evaluator of the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (2010, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20)
    The Ceramics of Kanagawa - The Beauty of Vessels Exhibition (Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery)
    100 Years of Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition (Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu)
  • 2003 Japanese Ceramics Today at Musee Tomo
  • 2005 Relocated studio to Roppongi, Tokyo
    Held Roppongi Ceramics Club
  • 2006 Cool & Sophisticated: Contemporary Master Ceramists of Eastern Japan (Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum)
  • 2007 Masahiro Maeda Iro-e Ceramics Exhibition (Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art)
  • 2009 Aka, Kuro, Kin, Gin, Midori, Ao - In Praise of Colors Maeda Masahiro Exhibition (Musee Tomo)
  • 2010 Judge and Evaluator at the East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (2011, 14, 19)
  • 2013 Colourful x Monochrome - Maeda Masahiro x Japanese-style Painting Exhibition (Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art, Sano)
    8th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition (Paramita Museum)
    "From Crafts to Kōgei” Exhibition at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2016 The Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition "Contemporary Japanese Crafts" (Lecture, demonstration, and workshop at the Latvia exhibition)
    Opened "Maeda MasahiroInstitute of Porcelain" in Bashamichi, Yokohama
  • 2017 83 Selected Treasures of the Heisei Era (Yakushiji Temple)
  • 2020 Kōgei 2020 - The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature (Tokyo National Museum Hyokeikan)
  • 2021 Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival
    Masahiro Maeda’s Ceramics’ 50th Anniversary Exhibition “Landscape in Colours: Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red” (online exhibition)
    (Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Kanagawa Prefectural Government)

  • 1988Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 35th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1998Received the Incentive Award at the 38th Traditional Kōgei New Works Exhibition
  • 2005Received the Excellence Award at the 1st Kikuchi Biennale
  • 2008Received the Excellence Award at the 2nd Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony
  • 2009Received the Japan Kōgei Association President Award at the 56th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2010Received the MOA Museum of Art Award at the 17th Mokichi Okada Award Exhibition
  • 2011Received the Japan Ceramic Society Award
  • 2015Received the 6th Creative Traditions Award from the Japan Arts Foundation
  • 2017Received the Excellence Award at the 37th POLA Traditional Culture Award (POLA Foundation of Japanese Culture)
  • 2019Received the 68th Kanagawa Cultural Award (Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanagawa Shimbun)
  • 2020Received the 69th Yokohama Cultural Award (Yokohama City)

  • Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Muiseum of Art
  • Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • Musee Tomo
  • Japan Foundation
  • Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art, Sano
  • MOA Museum of Art
  • Tokyo Art Club
  • Yakushiji Temple
  • The Art Institute of Chicago (USA)
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA)
  • The Walters Art Museum (Maryland, USA)
  • The Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, USA)
  • Brooklyn Museum (New York, USA)
  • Museum of Arts and Design (New York, USA)

Price Range

$ 300 - 6,000

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