Ogata Kamio

b. 1949


Globular, concave-mouthed neriage vessel with green, blue, gray and white pleated surface
Glazed stoneware
10 3/8 x 10 3/4 in.
Inv# 9154

Artist Bio

The unique and optically stunning marbleized ceramics of Ogata Kamio have earned this rural artist membership positions in two craft societies in Japan and entry into many international exhibitions, despite the remote Hokkaido origin. Ogata’s chosen technique is neriage in which an assemblage of hundreds of paper-thin layers of colored clay is thrown creating a single vessel with distinct, striated, linear patterns. Ogata further heightens the affect by creating multi-ridged, folded, and pleated forms that showcase the already optical effects of his uniquely refined neriage ware, fashioning works that completely depart from their ancient Chinese predecessors.


1949 Born in Iwamizawa-city, Hokkaidō
1983 Built a kiln in Shinshinozu village, Hokkaidō
1992 Became an official member of Hokkaidō Ceramic Art Association
1994 Retired from teaching ceramics at the Shinshinozu Institute for Handicapped People
2003 Invited to join as official member of Nihon Kōgeikai (Japanese Crafts Society)


1984 Entry to All Hokkaidō Ceramic Exhibition (thereafter every year until '00)
1988 Awarded Hokkaidō Newspaper Prize, Japan Ceramic Exhibition: New Works (also in '95 and ‘05)
1998 Awarded Judge Special Prize, Third Mashiko Ceramics Competition, Tochigi
(also in '00)
2000 Entry to the Crafts Competition, Takaoka
Awarded the Judge’s Special Prize, Mashiko Ceramic Exhibition
2005 East Japan Area Prize, 45th Traditional Art Crafts New Work Competition
Oribe Silver Prize, at the Contemporary Tea Ceramics Exhibition
2012 Awarded Special Prize, Dentō kōgei no takumi (Masters of Traditional Crafts),
Palace Hotel, Tokyo

Selected public collections:

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin,WI
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA

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Gallery Exhibitions

Summer 2010

Opening Reception on Wednesday, June 9th 6 - 8 pm Viewing hours: Monday - Friday 11 - 5pm and by appointment
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Eastern Departures
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Ceramic Artists of Eastern Japan

Opening Reception: November 11, 2009 6 - 8 pm Viewing Hours Monday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment

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