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IWANAGA, Shiko

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She studied underglaze painting at formerly Saga prefectural Pottery Examination Center.
Then, she studied overglaze painting as the primary student of Arita College of Ceramics.
And, she studided Sansuiga (Landscape painiting) under KANATAKE, Jinen who was the Great Craftsmen in the present world.
Her all arts are handwritten. The number of craftsmen of landscape painting by handwritten annually decreased and her arts are highy praised among ceramic fans.
The large jar reminds us of Koimari which was exported from Imari port to Europe in Edo period and it is very valuable in the present era. The warm sometsuke and vivid somenishiki are outstandingly elgant.
They have the clear flavor like famous spring to tell the Arita Ware's tradition and make us feel calm.

Career

1980
Studied ceramic at pottery school in Arita and learned the basic of NIHONGA (Japanese type of painting) at traditional Japanese painting school
1984
Studied underglaze painting at Saga Ceramics examination station
1985
Entered Arita College of Ceramics as the first class and studied overglaze enamel (red painting)
1986
Studied landscape painting under KANATAKE, Jizen Great Craftsmen in the present world
Changed her name to "Shiko" which was given by KANATAKE, Jizen
Seibokukai exhibition in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
Seibokukai exhibition in the gallery of every regional hall
1996
NHK TV program "A series of Arita Monogatari (story) as the Yakimonodayori (ceramic news) of JAPAN EXPO SAGA '96" was broadcasted
1997
Landscape painting joint exhibition at Amstelveen, Nederland
Donated Large Jar with landscape painting
1998
"Landscape paintin exhibition" by KANATAKE, Jizen and IWANAGA, Shiko at FUKUOKA NHK Gallery
Gallery Shiko was opened at Arita-cho
2000
Special Instructor at Arita College of Ceramics, Saga prefecture the technique of Landscape painting until 2010
2004
Performance announcement of landscape painting at Culture Hall in Meissen Donated Kakejiku (hanging scroll) and so on
2005
Joint exhibition at Arkas Sasebo
2007
Solo exhibition and Lecture of landscape painting at Nigata
2008
Aritabussan exhibition at TAKASHIMAYA, Tokyo
2014
OKA exhibition at SAIKAYA, Fujisawa

Address

1077 Honmachi-hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga 844-0018 Japan

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