Akihiro Maeta

Akihiro Maeta

Ceramist

Born in Tottori in 1954. Ceramic artist. Executive director of Nihon Kogeikai, secretary general of Nihon Kogeikai Chugoku branch, and member of Shinsho Kogeikai. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts, majored in ceramics in the department of crafts. He was accredited as the holder of Intangible Cultural Properties of Tottori prefecture in the category of ceramics in 2012.

Prizes and Awards
1991
The Mainichi Shinbun Award at “The 11th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition”
1993
Tomimoto Prize at Exhibition, “48th Shinsho Kogei Ten”
1997
Excellence Prize at “The 10th MOA Okada, Mokichi Award Exhibition”
2003
Bronze Prize at “The 2nd Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale”
2003
The 50th Commemorative Exhibition Award at The 50th Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition
2004
Japan Ceramics Society Award
2007
The Medal with Purple Ribbon
2010
Cultural Merit Award of Tottori Prefecture and more
Exhibitions
1996
The special exhibition at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, “New Expression in Porcelain: Development in the 1990s” (Japan)
1998
The 5th International Modern Ceramic Triennial (Switzerland),
1999
Exhibition, “Nihon No Kogei100sen Ten (Crafts of Japan <The Present Day> Selection of 100)” (Paris, France)
2002
Contemporary Japanese Crafts Exhibition, “Sozai To Zokei Shiko (Material and Forming Thought)” (Malaysia/Indonesia)
2007
“Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition” at British Museum (UK) and more