PHOTO : Hiroyuki Seo
1978 Born in Toyama pref. 2002 Graduated from Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center 2008 Taiwan International Ceramic Biennale Special Prize (Taiwan) a lot of receiving a prize in home and abroad
He helds solo exhibitions more than 20 every year, and continues his research on glaze. He also uses unusal materials such as gold, silver and platinum, resulting in new and original works that have never been seen.
To present the Japanese ceramic to the world, he has participated both in solo and group exhibitions abroad as well as art fairs, He has worked on collaborations with other fields such as fashion and interior industries and contemporary art, trying to make more and more people interested in ceramic.
He also organizes the interaction events including students and young ceramic artists every summer. He held auditions, also help young artists to become professional. He starts IKEYAN★WEB as the portal site for young ceramic artists, and SNS “potter”.
MBS “Jonetsu Tairiku”, NHK BS online “the Shonen Cluv Premium”, NHK “Utsuwa Yume Kobo” TV, Magazines, Radio Programs, Internet news, majority appearance including the newspapers.
Tableware Festival Supreme Prize, Mayor’s Prize (Tokyo) Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition Honorable Award (Tokyo) 2002
Crafts Competition in Takaoka Silver Award (Toyama) 2003
Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award Silver Award (Australia) 2004
Crafts Competition in Takaoka Grand Prix (Toyama) International Triennial of Silicate Arts Silver Prize (Hungary) Tableware Festival Supreme Prize (Tokyo) International Ceramics Festival Mino Bronze Award (Gifu) Lifestylist of the Year 2005
Tableware Festivak Grand Prix (Tokyo) 2006
4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Silver Award (Korea) 2007
Taiwan International Ceramic Biennale Special Prize (Taiwan) 2008
BEYOND BY LEXUS magazine “MODERN MATERIALS“
KINFOLK “KING OF CRAY“
ELLE ONLINE — 201306
GQ — 201302
Leaders Style — 201208
Real Style by Jeep — 201206
ELLE ONLINE — 201203
honeyee.com — 201112
EYESCREAM.JP — 201008
SOEN ONLINE — 200910
moonlinx — 200906
CINRA.NET — 200904
Excite ism — 200811
TV TOKYO “Crossroad” documentary 20150829
NTV “Mirai-Theater” documentary 20141031
NHK BS “the Shonen Club Premium” documentary 201108
NHK “Utsuwa Yume Kobo” documentary 200810