中尾 純(Jun NAKAO)

The eldest son of Yasuzumi Nakao, head of Nakasen Kiln in Arita-cho, Saga.

He studied Rokuro  technique under Living National Treasure, Manji Inoue, before entering Nakasen Kiln.

He mainly creates white & pale blue porcelain .

In recent years, he received numerous awards in public exhibitions including Nihon Dento Kogei Ten.

The balance between his pure color expression and unique shapes receives high praises for pale blue ceramics.

History:

1977       Born as the eldest son of Yasuzumi Nakao

1999      Graduates from Arita College of Ceramics

               Studies Rokuro technique under Living National Treasure, Manji Inoue, for 7 years 8 months

2007     Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Industrial Ceramics Section

               Saga Chamber of Commerce Award

2008     Saga Art Exhibition Entered

2009     Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition Entered

               Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Industrial Ceramics Section

               Saga Prefecture Ceramic Industry Cooperative Award

               West Dento Kogei Exhibition Entered

               56th Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Entered for the first time

               Saga Art Exhibition Entered

2010      Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Industrial Ceramics Section

               The Nishinippon Shimbun Award

               West Dento Kogei Exhibition Entered

               Nishi Nihon Togei Art Exhibition Entered

               57th Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Entered

               Saga Art Exhibition Entered

               72nd Issui Kai Exhibition, Honorable Mention

2011       Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Crafts product Section

               The Nishinippon Shimbun Award

               West Dento Kogei Exhibition Incentive Award

               58th Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Entered

               Saga Art Exhibition Entered

2012      West Dento Kogei Exhibition, Incentive Award

               West Dento Kogei Exhibition, Assignment Piece Section

               Nihon Kogeikai, West Branch Award

               Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Industrial Ceramics Section, Saga TV Award

               Nishi Nihon Togei Art Exhibition Entered

               59th Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Entered

               The piece entered in exhibitions purchased by the imperial household

               A full membership for Nihon Kogeikai

               Saga Art Exhibition Entered

2013      West Dento Kogei Exhibition, Okinawa Times Award

               1st Tobi Exhibition Entered

               Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Entered

2014      Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Industrial Ceramics Section

               Saga Chamber of Commerce Award

               West Dento Kogei Exhibition Entered

               Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Entered

2015      Nishi Nihon Togei Art Exhibition, 2nd Section for Beauty & Practical Ceramics Ware

               Nishi Nihon Living Shimbun Award

               Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, Industrial Ceramics Section, Saga Shimbun Award

               West Dento Kogei Exhibition, Asahi Shimbun Award

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