Potter’s Profile

Potter’s Profile

I work as a potter's wheel thrower in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, mainly producing Kutani-yaki green bodies also creating my own works of art, mainly white porcelain.

Trade Name OUNYO(Ceramic Manufacturer)
Established Opened in March 2021
Address 〒020-0111 
Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture
Main Contact Number 090-5313-6685
Representative & Potter Akiko Matsuda

I work as a wheel thrower in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, mainly making green bodies for Kutaniyaki while also creating my own works, mainly white porcelain.

I have been working as a potter for 10 years and have been familiar with pottery art since I was a child, as it was my father's work. At a pottery vocational school in Kyoto, I learned the basics of becoming a potter in a city rich in culture and history.

Later, I did my apprenticeship at Myosen Tobo in Ishikawa Prefecture, where I had visited on a study tour of the vocational school. The art works of the seniors and masters were highly skilled and delicate, with no compromise at all. It was a valuable time for me to learn many things in the best environment, such as how to make the base, how to fire the kiln, how to apply glaze, and the importance of treatment before and after the graze. While making the base for my fellow painters with whom we were trained together, I was finally able to set up my studio in my hometown Morioka, in the spring of 2021.

  • 1983

    Born in Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture

  • 2006

    Dropped out of the Tama Art University, Faculty of Fine Arts

  • 2014

    Graduate at Kyoto prefectural ceramists technical institute. At Kyoto Prefectural School of Ceramics. Studied under Mr. Atsushi Yamamoto of Myosen Pottery.

  • 2016

    In May, held her first exhibition "Koyoi no Utsuwa Exhibition" at FUZON KAGA Gallery and Bar. In the same year, in November, hosted the "Koyoi no Utsuwa Exhibition II" at FUZON KAGA Gallery and Bar.

  • 2021

    Returned to Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, and set up her own workshop.

  • 2022

    Participated in Northern Crafts MORIOKA 2022

  • 2023

    In April, held her first solo exhibition at shop & gallery SUNABA.