Akihiro Maeta

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Akihiro Maeta
Born01 May 1954
EducationOsaka University of Arts
Known forCeramic, porcelain

Akihiro Maeta (前田 昭博) (from Tottori, Japan, born May 1, 1954) is a Japanese ceramic artist known for white porcelain. He is a Living National Treasure of Japan and a member of the Japan Kōgei Association.[1]

Maeta's style is achieved by hand-forming his works as opposed to forming them on a potter's wheel.[2] He uses his fingers, palms, and a blade to perfect the shape of his white porcelain sculptures.

Awards and recognition[edit]

As a result of his work with ceramics, Maeta has won numerous awards including the Ceramic Society of Japan award in 2003.[3] He is also acknowledged as a holder of important intangible cultural property for his work with white porcelain.[4]

In 2007, he was awarded a Medal of Honour with purple ribbon by the government of Japan.[5]

In 2013, he was recognized as a Living National Treasure of Japan.[4]

Collections containing work[edit]


  2. ^ "Maeta Akihiro (b.1954) - ONISHI GALLERY - New York". onishigallery.com.
  3. ^ "profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved Oct 10, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "白瓷 前田昭博|陶歴". yanasegama.com.
  5. ^ http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=175243%7Ctitle=Maeta Akihiro (前田昭博) (Biographical details)}}
  6. ^ http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3536224&partId=1&people=175393&peoA=175393-3-14&page=1

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