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Lapis and white tea bowl
Akio Niisato
[Ceramic + Porcelain ]
Item Number:C16329
2018 Retrospective Show


The colored leaves are falling, the air is getting colder and colder - winter is now approaching in New York.
Hope you are enjoying this transition into the holiday season, wherever you may be.


2018 has almost come to an end.
To honor the support we've received from everyone this past year, we would like to host a special 2018 retrospective show.
All the highlighted artists from our gallery will be reintroduced to you.

-Shiro Tsujimura
-Kai Tsujimura
-Yui Tsujimura
-Misaki Mitsukuni
-Yukiya Izumita
-Midori Tsukada
-Yasushi Fujihira
-Noriyuki Furutani
-Keiji Ito
-Kyotesu Miwa XⅢ
-Kohei Nakamura
-Akio Nisato
-Nobuo Nishida
-Chozaemon(Toshio) Ohi XI
-Tetsu Suzuki
-Ruri Takeuchi
-Sōyō and Shōdō Yamagishi

For all of you who were unable to make it to a past exhibition, or for those in search of something for yourself or a perfect gift for a loved one, please feel free to come and see us at the gallery.


We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.

We look forward to seeing you.
About the Artist
Niisato creates his Luminescent Vessels by utilizing the self-honed hotarude (transparent pattern) technique, which allows his translucent porcelain work to carry light in itself, much like a firefly.
Niisato’s works are admired worldwide; he has held workshops and participated in artist residencies in numerous locations, including the Art Center at Harvard in the US, Leach Pottery in the UK, and Museo Carlo Zauli in Italy.

1977 Born in Chiba
2001 Diploma, The Tajimi City Ceramic and Design Center
2011 Received a Fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas study program for artist by the Agency of Japan Cultural Affairs (Boston,USA)

Currently living 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 Copmpetition
2009 Incentive Award, Kikuchi Biennale, Tokyo
2014 Award for the New Artist, MOA Mokichi Okada Award, Tokyo