AKIO NIISATO
Item Number:C17050NP
Pentagon shaped tea caddy
H3 1/4 Φ4 in
H8 Φ10 cm
Item Number:C16329
Lapis and white tea bowl
H3 Φ4 in
H7.4 Φ9.7 cm
Item Number:C17674
Luminescent tea bowl
H3 3/4 W4 1/4 D4 in
H9 W10.7 D10 cm
Item Number:C17675
Green tea bowl with green glaze
H3 1/2 W5 1/2 D5 in
H8.7 W13.7 D12.2 cm
Item Number:C17677
Blue tea bowl with white glaze
H3 1/4 W5 1/2 D5 1/4 in
H7.8 W13.8 D12.8 cm
Item Number:C17676
Blue tea bowl with Indigo blue glaze
H3 1/4 W4 3/4 D4 1/4 in
H8 W11.5 D10.3 cm
Item Number:C17681
Black tea bowl
H3 1/2 W4 1/2 D4 1/2 in
H8.5 W11.2 D10.8 cm
Item Number:C17682
Black tea bowl
BIOGRAPHY
Akio Niisato, b.1977, makes tea bowls of a distinctively simple, yet striking aesthetic. His
work displays a mastery of ceramic material and innovation in design.
The artist currently lives and works in Toki, Japan.

Selected group exhibitions:
2003 The 40th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, Aichi
2004 Cool & Light New Spirit in Craft Making at the National Museum of Modern Art,
Tokyo
2005 Premio Faenza 55th Editional, Italy (Also in ’07)
World Ceramic Biennale 2005, South Korea (Also in ’07)
2010 About the Tea Ceremony – A Viewpoint on Centemporary Kogei at the National
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The International Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of
Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2011 The White Time at Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko,
Tochigi
2013 Master Teabowls of Our Days at Musee Tomo, Tokyo
2016 MADE IN JAPAN Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy

Selected awards:
2005 Award for the New Artist, Premio Faenza 54th Edition, Italy
2008 Grand Prize, Paramita Museum Ceramic Competition
2009 Incentive Award, Kikuchi Biennale, Tokyo
2014 Award for the New Artist, MOA Mokichi Okada Award, Tokyo