MATERIAL: Tokoname clay, ceramic mesh VOLUME: 250 mL
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tatsuo Umehara was born in Tokoname in 1974, and became the 3rd generation master of the Hokuryu Kiln 三代北龍 in 1998. Since then he has won numerous awards for his ceramic ware.
2000: Shortlisted, 29th Chouza Award. 2001: Finance Association Award, 48th Tokoname Revitalization Exhibition. 2004: Design Award, 51th Tokoname Revitalization Exhibition. 2005: Shortlisted, 34th Chouza Award. Design Award, 51st Tokoname Revitalization Exhibition. 2006: Winner, 35th Chouza Award. 2007: Shortlisted, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival. Honorable mention, 36th Chouza Award. Central Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Division Award, 54th Tokoname Revitalization Exhibition. 2008: Tokyo Governor's Award, Grand Prix Award, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival. Shortlisted, 37th Chouza Award. Tokoname-yaki Industry Award, 55th Tokoname Revitalization Exhibition. 2009: Shortlisted, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival. Shortlisted, 38th Chouza Award. 2010: Double shortlisted, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival. Shortlisted, 39th Chouza Award. World Tea Ware Contest Grand Prix Award, World Tea Festival Shizuoka 2010. 2011: Shortlisted, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival. Shortlisted, 40th Chouza Award. 2012: Judges Award, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival. Judges Award, 41st Chouza Award. 2013: Honorable Mention, Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival.
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