Born in 1981, Hiroyumi's ceramic journey began during his university years. After graduating, he immersed himself in the world of clay craftsmanship in Korea. Upon returning to Japan and gaining valuable experience in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, he took the noble step of establishing himself as an independent ceramic artist. Today, he runs his own studio in Iga, Mie Prefecture.
Throughout his career, Hiroyumi has explored a wide range of ceramic styles. He has worked on Joseon ware, creating pieces in the traditions of Kohiki, Mishima, and Hakeme. He has also honed various Yakishime glazes, with his Shigaraki ware standing out. Recently, he has embraced the challenge of working with Shino ware, adding diversity to his portfolio by creating pieces in various styles. While continually refining his craftsmanship, Hiroyumi maintains a deep connection with the timeless appeal of classic ceramics, all the while forging his unique artistic path.
Artist CV 1981 Born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 2005 Apprenticed in Mungyeong and Gyeongju, Korea 2009 Established independent studio in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture 2010 First solo exhibition at Gallery Toen, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture
Solo exhibition at Gallery Tosei, Osaka (continued annually since then)
2011 Solo exhibition at Gallery Hiirono, Tokyo (continued annually since then) 2012 Solo exhibition at Art Salon, Mitsukoshi Sakae, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (continued every other year thereafter) 2013 Exhibited at Takashimaya Art Salon, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture (repeated in 2015)
Solo exhibition at Daimaru Kobe Art Gallery, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture (repeated in 2015)
2016 Moved his studio to Iga, Mie Prefecture
Solo exhibition at ceramic art gallery Ginza Kuroda Toen, Tokyo