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Artist / Hideki Suzuki


Japanese "national treasure" ceramic artist Hideaki Suzuki is over sixty-five years old. He has won numerous awards both in Japan and internationally. He graduated from the Department of Sociology at Utah State University in the United States in 1986. During his years of studying in the United States, he was influenced by avant-garde art and determined to become a ceramic artist after returning to China. In 1991, he studied for a master's degree in ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art in the United States. He focused on studying the traditional Japanese "Kutani ware" and developed his avant-garde and unique artistic life. In 1993, he Won the Ministry of Culture Award at the International Contemporary Ceramics Biennale in Vallauris, France.

1959 Born in Minato-ku, Tokyo

1993 M.F.A. Ceramics Cranbrook Academy of Art

1991 Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Kutani Pottery

1986 B.S. Sociology Utah State University


2019 Guest Artist-10weeks- the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park,Japan

2019 Guest Artist-10weeks- International Art Center Jingdezhen,China

2017 Visiting Artist-4weeks- The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen,China

2015-2018 Part-time teacher of Kasama College of Ceramic Art

2014- Part-time teacher of Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Kutani Pottery

2007-2010 Part-time teacher of Nihon University, College of International Relations,Japan

2005/2002 Workshop and Slide lecture at Tama Art University, Japan

1997 The 7th Jinro International Ceramic Art Workshop - 3 weeks - Kyungnam University, Korea

1996 Artist in Residence - 6 weeks-Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock NY ,U.S.A.

1995 Artist in Residence - 5 months -European Ceramics Work Centre, The Netherlands

1994 Artist in Residence - 10 weeks-The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff Canada 


Selected Awards and Exhibitions

2024 "The Assemblage of Colours, The Assemblage of Paintings II - Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Painting" Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2023 "Thousand Faces .Sake Wares exhibition II" Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2015 “Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 International Competition” Icheon World Ceramic Center,Icheon Korea

2011 “Contemporary Kogei Art Fair”,Tokyo International Forum,Tokyo Japan

2009 “The Power of Decoration:A Viewpoint on Contemporary Kogei,Crafts Gallery,The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo Japan

2006 Poyntzpass Pioneers Award of Merit,”Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic         Award”,Australia

2001 The 52nd International Competition of Contemporary Ceramics”, Faenza Italy

2000 Friends of the Shepparton Art Gallery Society Merit Award "Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award", Australia

1998 Grand Prize"Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award", Australia

1998 “5the International Triennial of Contemporary Porcelain”,Castle of Nyon, Switzerland

1997/96/95/93/92 “Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award”,Auckland Museum, New Zealand

1995 “The 4th International Ceramics Competition in Mino”,Mino Japan

1993 Honorable Mention, "The Coffee,Tea and Thee Exhibition" Ann Arbor Art Association, U.S.A. 

1993 2nd Place, "The Fifth Annual Teapot Show" A.Houberbocken Inc., U.S.A.

1992 Prix du Ministere de la Culture  "The 13th International Biennial of Ceramic Art Exhibition", Castle Museum of Vallauris, France

1990 Gold Prize, "The Pottery Design Forum Seto '90", Japan Miyasaka-Shuzo Prize, "Honoh Geijutsu the 4th Sake Cup Competition", Japan

1989 Special Prize, "Honoh Geijutsu the 3rd Sake Cup Competition, Japan

Selected Collections

The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park,Japan

International Art Center Jingdezhen,China

The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen,China

Yunokunino Mori, Komatsu Japan

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia

INAX Co.,Ltd.,Japan

Jinro Cultural Foundation, Seoul Korea

Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton Australia

Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock NY, U.S.A.

European Ceramics Art Centre

's-Hertogenbosch The Netherland

The International Museum of Ceramic Arts

Vallauris France

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