NAKAJIMA

Ten seiji (sky blue)-celadon jar with carved lines, 2014, porcelain, h. 12 1/4 x dia. 10 3/4 inches (31 x 27.3 cm)

 

Seiji-celadon jar with carved pattern, 2013, porcelain, h. 11 x dia. 12 inches (28 x 30.5 cm)

 

Ten seiji (sky blue)-celadon jar with carved lines, 2014, porcelain, h. 12 1/4 x dia. 10 3/4 inches (31 x 27.3 cm)

Nakajima Hiroshi (b. 1941)

Living National Treasure (2003)

Nakajima Hiroshi was born in Hiroshima prefecture and at the age of 28, established his own kiln and became an independent potter. In 1977 he received honorable mention in the Japan Traditional Applied Fine Arts Exhibition, and in 1983 he received the Prime Minister’s Award at the first annual Western Japan Ceramic Fair.

The same year, Nakajima was awarded a prize by the Japan Potter’s Association and continued to win a number of other awards and honors. In 2007 he was designated a Living National Treasure, receiving the highest honor awarded to a ceramic artists in Japan. Today his works are highly sought after and he has received great praise for his unique style of ceramic works known as “Nakajima Celadon.”


Nakajima Hiroshi (b. 1941) Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

2016
Asia Week, New York, US
2009
Tradition and Creation, Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2000
Saga Contemporary Ceramics, British Museum, London, UK

Selected Public Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, US; Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan