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MATSUO, Jun

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MATSUO, Jun Movie

Takeo Ware


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The first-born son of MATSUO, Shigetoshi.
He is the promising young ceramic artist in the future as a successor to the Takeo Ware.
After he learned the ceramics in Kyoto, he opened his another pottery in the same space of Ryozan Kiln, and he started making his ceramic arts.
As he has been accepted for many ceramic exhibitions including the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, he is mainly active in Saga prefecture, Kyusyu, Japan. Since his representing art, Flower vessel with salt overglaze enamel, was showed at the British Museum exhibition in London, his arts have been appreciated in foreign countries. Especially, they get into the news among Japanese cultural lovers.
He uses the third ascending pottery to make arts with the salt glaze. It makes each colorings change a little by the way to fire. The pottery with the salt glaze resembles a view of the calm world.

Career

1961
Born in Japan
1982
Graduation from Saga Art College and studied under IWABUCHI, Shigeya
1983
Selected for the Kyushu New Art Crafts Exhibition (afterwards "Grand prix", "Governor prize")
Selected for the Saga Kenten (afterwards "NHK Saga Broadcasting Station prize", "Encourangement prize", "Saga Cearamic Art Associatrion prize", "Saga Bank Foundation prize")
1985
Returned to Ryozan Kiln and started pottery
"The MARUTA, Masami prize" in the Saga Art Association Exhibition
(afterwards "MARUTA, Masami prize", "Encouragement prize", Honorable mention, "Kaiyu Excellent prize", "Excellent prize")
1986
"The Saga Ceramic Art Association prize" in the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
(afterwards Ranks Third , "Saga Ceramic Art Association prize", "Asahi Newspaper Company prize", "Saga prefecture Chamber of Commerce and Industry prize", "Saga Newspaper Corporation prize", "Togyojiho Company prize", "Western Japan Newspaper Publisher prize", "Nikkan Industry Newspaper prize")
1987
Selected for the Issuikai Exhibition
(afterwards "The Kinoshita Anniversary prize", Honorable mention, "Excellent prize")
1988
Selected for the Exhibition of Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
1991
Transfered his kiln and opened the cimbing kiln
The Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1992
Selected for the Nishi-nippon Ceramic Art Exhibition
"Grand prix", "Encouragement prize"
1997
Selected for Floral Ceramic Exhibition. Afterwards, "Daigakuji prize (ranks first)", Saga Art prize
"Ceramic biennale '97 prize" Afterwards awarded in '99
2000
Exhibition to British Museum, Saga Contemporary Ceramics from the Home of Japanese Porcelain
2001
Selected for the Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
2007
The Rookie of the Year award of Saga Bank Foundation
Submitted to The Western Japan Ceramic Selected 30 ceramic artists (2009)
2010
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
Selected for the Hagi Grand Prize Exhibition 2010
2011
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
2012
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2013
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2014
Selected for the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
2015
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
2016
Selected for the Arita International Ceramics Competition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
2017
Selected for the Arita International Ceramics Competition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
2018
Selected for the Arita International Ceramics Competition
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

Special Affiliations

Japan Kogei Association
Saga Ceramic Art Association
TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan

Address

8530 Oazakawago, Wakaki-cho, Takeo-shi, Saga 843-0151 Japan

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