We will deliver “a warm time and space” to the world through Bizen ware.

ARTIST

Shin Isezaki

Shin Isezaki

1965
He was born in Bizen city as second son of Mitsuru Isezaki important intangible cultural property of Okayama Prefecture.
1989
He studied under his father, Mitsuru Isezaki. He received a prize in the 40th Special award in Okayama art exhibition.
1990
He received the Encouragement Prize in the molding exhibition of the tea ceremony at the Tanabe Museum of Art. (After that he was awarded the Encouragement Prize 2 more times.)
1992
He received a Mayor Okayama Prize in the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition of Chugoku Area.
1993
He received a prize in the 12nd Japan ceramic art exhibition. He received an Encouragement Prize of Japanese Traditional Arts society in the 40th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition.
1994
He received a Governor of Shimane Prize in the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition of Chugoku Area.
1995
He received a prize in the 42nd Japanese Traditional Art Craft Exhibition. He was certified as a regular member of Nihon Kogeikai(The Japan Art Craft Association).
1997
He received a Sanyo Newspaper Publisher Prize in the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition of Chugoku Area.
1998
He received a prize in the 45th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition.
1999
He became independent and made a kiln in Inbe Bizen city.
2001
He joined the exhibition in studio Ikuko.
2002
He hold a private exhibition at Kurodatouen Ginza.
2006
He hold a private exhibition at Tenmaya in Okayama.
2007
He received the 50th anniversary memory Encouragement Prize in the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition of Chugoku Area.
2008
He hold a private exhibition at Tenmaya in Okayama.
2009
He hold a private exhibition at Matsuzakaya in Nagoya. He received a Governor of Okayama Prize in the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition of Chugoku Area.
2012
He hold a private exhibition at the Isetan Mitsukoshi in JR Osaka.
2013
He hold a private exhibition at Mitsukoshi in Nihonbashi.

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The opportunity to Become a Bizen ware Artist

Making Bizen ware is a part of my life since I helped to fire kilns when I was in junior high school, So it may have been natural that I became a Bizen Artist. (Note: Shin Isezaki is the second son of Mitsuru Isezaki, and important intangible cultural property of Okayama Prefecture.

The charm of Bizen ware

Bizen ware can enhance the appeal of flowers and cuisine. It tends to be thought of as sober, and we add the feeling to make it a modern work.

Ceramics making

I respect traditional and make it in a traditional way.
I make a thing that I want myself, with pleasure and care.
All of the processes of making Bizen ware are fun; making soil clay, creating forms, setting of pottery in a kiln, firing the kiln, I have the most thinking about what I shall make.

Future

Bizen ware has power, and Bizen ware cannot be hidden from the world. However the making of works is not easy and may be bull because it has nothing to do with nature. How can I make use of it just as wanted. I believe there should be technique and the firing method that nobody has used. I want to research and work on Bizen ceramic ware each time while I make my own pieces.

Message

I hope people actually use Bizen ware and enjoy it, there is no rule how to use it. The only method to understand the charm of Bizen ware is use it.

Origin of Ceramic Stamp

From the Katakana “I” of the name. I did two “I” in the lane,
since I am the second son of Mitsuru Isezaki, who was my father and teacher.

ceramic board
$ 400.00
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tea cup
$ 45.00
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bowl
$ 300.00
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plates
$ 100.00
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cup
$ 45.00
soup cup
$ 60.00
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sake cup
$ 100.00
sake bottle
$ 180.00
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sake cup
$ 65.00
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cup
$ 45.00
bowl
$ 280.00
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plate
$ 58.00
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plate
$ 80.00