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HATAISHI, Shuji

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He belongs to Hatamantoen which was established 80 years ago in Imari-shi, Saga prefecture. Succeeding the family business, he is pursuing his world in ceramics.
He studied sculpture at Tokyo Zokei University, specialized in stone curving using KUROMIKAGE (black granite). Afterwards, he returned to his home, and studied pottery at Arita College of Ceramics.
His unique shape named Rin which is covered with black color has won prizes in several public exhibitions. His challenge and search of new possibility using traditional technique is highly appreciated.
His technique of producing extremely thin edge and the jagged cut of the mouth adds different styles to his art.
While inheriting the tradition, he confronts a magnificent theme of succeeding the art to present.
He won the Second prize (A runner-up) in the 22th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition and expectations for his new style of art is high.

Career

1985
Born in Imari-shi, Saga prefecture
2010
Graduation from the department of sculpture the faculty of art Tokyo Zokei university
2012
Graduation from Arita College of Ceramics
"The Okinawa Governor prize" in the Western Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
2013
"The Second prize (A runner-up)" in the Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
"The Ibaraki Traffic prize" in the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
"The Saga Governor prize" in the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
Selected for the Chouzashou Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition
"The Saga Ceramic Art Association prize" in the Saga Kenten
2014
"The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd. prize" in the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
2015
Selected for the Nish-Nippon Ceramic Art Exhibition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
2016
"The Asahi Shimbun Company prize (Grand Prix)" in the Arita International Ceramics Competition
2017
"The Saga TV prize" in the Arita International Ceramics Competition
2018
"The Saga Ceramic Art Association prize" in the Arita International Ceramics Competition

Special Affiliations

TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan

Address

1820 Okawachi-cho-otsu, Imari-shi, Saga 848-0025 Japan

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