Although born in Seto, Kuriki both studied and later taught at Kyoto Municipal University of Arts and Music. He carefully designs the surface of each piece, often formed in an asymmetrical fashion, utilizing a silver glaze over varying surfaces of brownish-green to brownish-red. The form of the vessel always reflects the design of the surface, one enhancing the other. A reclusive artist, his works are exceptionally rare. He ceased production in 1990, and focused exclusively on teaching. He died in 2013.