Yamada Hikaru

1923 - 2001


Mid-sized square dish with set of five square dishes, ca. 1990
Silver-glazed stoneware
M Size: 1 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.
S Size: 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.
Inv# 8793
$ 4,350

Artist Bio

1923 Born in Tokyo
Family moved to Gifu after Kantō Earthquake
1942 Graduated from Gifu Prefectural Middle School
1943-45 Entered Kyoto Craft School (Kyoto National Institute for Crafts and Textiles) and studied ceramics
1945 Met Yagi Kazuo
1946 Participated in organizing Young Pottery-makers’ Collective
1948 Co-founded Sōdeisha
1956 Organized Contemporary Crafts Association
1962 Opened Mon Kōbō (Corner Workshop) for utilitarian ware with Yagi Kazuo
1963 Participated in organizing Kyoto Craft Association
1979 Appointed professor at Osaka Art University (retired in 1994)
Became an official member of International Academy of Ceramics (IAC)
1990 Appointed chair of Osaka Art University, Craft Department



1948 Kyōten Prize at the 4th Kyōten exhibition
Shinshō Award at the 2nd Shinshō Arts and Craft Association Competition
1950 Shinshō Award at the 4th Shinshō Arts and Craft Association Competition
1961 Japan Ceramic Society Award
1995 Kyoto City Award for Cultural Merit
1998 Eleventh Kyoto Art and Culture Award
2000 Awarded Honorary Citizen of Gifu City
2002 Twentieth Kyoto Prefectural Special Award for Distinguished Cultural Service
First Enkū Prize from Gifu Prefecture (awarded posthumously)

Selected Public Collections:

Chiba City Museum of Art
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse
Fukushima Prefectural Art Museum
Gifu Prefectural Museum of Art
Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art
Itami City Museum of Art
Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives
Meguro Art Museum, Tokyo
Musée national de Céramique, Sèvres France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Kyoto
Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
National Museum of Art, Osaka
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Shigaraki Togei no Mori)
Takamatsu City Museum of Art
Tokoname City Board of Education
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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