Address: 9280 Chapmond Crescent Richmond, BC Canada V7E 1M5
Born: 1953 - Nagano, Japan
Education: 1972 - Majored in design at Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Training School
1972 -1979- Apprenticeship with Master Potter, Maseru Kamei
1979 -1980- Attended Saga Prefectural Ceramic Institute (for cobalt painting on porcelain bodies)
Canada: 1981- Immigrated to Canada as a ceramic designer for the Kajima Chemical Company.
Studio: 1984 - present - Set up my own studio in Richmond, B.C.
Selected Canadian Exhibitions:
2009 British Columbia Creative Achievement Award Vancouver, BC
2008 "Contemporary Craft in B.C.; Excellence within Diversity". Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, B.C.
2007 "Empress in her Garden", Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminister, B.C.
"Clay Symposium Presenter's Works", Gallery of BC Cermics, Vancouver, B.C.
2005 "Studio Ceramics", Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON., catalogued.
2004 "World Tea Party", Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C., catalogued.
"Hot Clay", Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. catalogued.
1998 "Espace Terre", Biennale Nationale de Ceramique, Galerie d'art du Parc Trois Rivieres, Quebec
1994 "Containment", Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, curated by Ann Roberts, catalogued.
Selected International Exhibitions:
2006 "New Growth Synthesizing Clay", Pauling Centre, Oregon City, USA
1997 "Kutani International Decorative Ceramics Competition", Ishikawa, Japan, catalogued
1994 "Taipei International Exhibition of Ceramics 1994", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan,
Republic of China, "Dao", Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1993 "Contemporary American Ceramics" Gallery Eight, La Jolla, California
1991 "Culinary Arts", Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, California.
1989 "Fletcher Challenge International Ceramic Competition", Auckland, New Zealand catalogued.
"The 46th International Ceramic Art Competition", International Ceramics Museum, Florence,
2008 British Columbia Creative Achievement Award Vancouver, BC
2006 Awarded Circle Craft Scholarship Vancouver, BC
1997 Canada Arts Council Travel Grant
1991 "Table of Honour" Grand Prize, place setting for Government House Victoria, BC
"CUPS" Juror's prize Alberta Potter's Association, Alberta
1990 "Most Kitchen Friendly" Award, Campbell Soup Tureen Competition
1986 Awarded grant from the Fred and Betty Ames Endowment Fund for ceramic mural
1979 "Shiminten" Award of Merit, Seto Japan
Richmond Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Richmond, B.C.
Claridge Collection (Charles Bronfman), Montreal, Quebec
Campbell Museum Collection, Camden New Jersey
Instituto d'Arte Castelli, Castelli, Teramo, Italy
Maxwell House, Toronto, Ontario
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, B.C.
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China
2004 Plate with Neon lights, sign for "Hot Clay Exhibition", Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1999 Ceramic mural for Caring Place, Richmond, BC
1995 Tiles for Bing Thom Architects, Vancouver, BC
1994 Street Banners for the City of Richmond, BC
1991 "Blue Birds" place settings for Government House, Victoria, BC
2010 - present
2010 - present