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ARTISTS / 板屋成美 Itaya Narumi


Natumi Itaya (b.1991) is an artist known for her sculpting techniques and intricate patterns inspired by plants and the natural world. She graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in 2013, where she honed her skills and developed her artistic vision.Through her mastery of sculpting techniques, she brings to life patterns and forms that reflect the beauty of nature.


After completing her studies at the Tajimi City Pottery Design Institute in 2015, Itaya continued to refine her artistic practice. She is currently an associate member of the Japan Kôgei Association and works in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa.


In 2019, Itaya received recognition for her outstanding talent and craftsmanship. She was awarded the Tokyo Tableware Festival Jury Prize, acknowledging her exceptional artistic skills. Additionally, she won the Azumino Soba Inoguchi Art Open Call Exhibition Grand Prize, further highlighting her artistic achievements.


Notably, in 2023, Itaya was awarded the Grand Prize (Mayor's Top Prize) at the 79th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition, solidifying her reputation as an accomplished artist.

Graduated from Kanazawa College of Art and Crafts in 2013.

Completed studies at Tajimi City Pottery Design Institute in 2015.

2021-Current   Associate member of Japan Kôgei Association

Currently works in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa

Major Achievements:

- Received the Katsuya Kuroda Judge's Award at the Tokyo Tableware Festival in 2019.
- Won the Grand Prize at the 8th Azumino Soba Choko Art Competition in 2019.

-Awarded the Grand Prize (Mayor’s Top Prize) at the 79th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition in 2023

Major Exhibitions:

- "Thousand Faces: Sakewares Exhibition III", TOUCH Ceramics HK 2024

- "New Tea Utensils Exhibition - New Kaga Elegance" (Ginza Mitsukoshi, 2018).
- "Shin Kaga Tea Ceremony" (Goto Art Museum, Furumichi Hall, 2018).
- "New Century Craft Museum Exhibition - Seigo Kenko x Narumi Itaya Exhibition" (Seto City New Century Craft Museum, 2017).

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