Ryota Aoki

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






ELLE ONLINE — 201306

GQ — 201302

Leaders Style — 201208

Real Style by Jeep — 201206

ELLE ONLINE — 201203

honeyee.com — 201112


Cluster— 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

MBS  “Jonetsu Tairiku” documentary 200910 YouTube-1 | YouTube-2

NHK  “Utsuwa Yume Kobo” documentary 200810