|Born||1 May 1954|
Tottori Prefecture, Japan
|Education||Osaka University of Arts|
|Known for||Ceramic, porcelain|
Akihiro Maeta (前田 昭博, Maeta Akihiro) (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.
Maeta's style is achieved by hand-forming his works as opposed to forming them on a potter's wheel. He uses his fingers, palms, and a blade to perfect the shape of his white porcelain sculptures.
Awards and recognition
As a result of his work with ceramics, Maeta has won numerous awards including the Ceramic Society of Japan award in 2003. He is also acknowledged as a holder of important intangible cultural property for his work with white porcelain.
Collections containing work
- "GALLERY JAPAN". GALLERY JAPAN.
- "Maeta Akihiro (b.1954) - ONISHI GALLERY - New York". onishigallery.com.
- "profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved Oct 10, 2017.
- "白瓷 前田昭博｜陶歴". yanasegama.com.
- http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=175243%7Ctitle=Maeta Akihiro (前田昭博) (Biographical details)}}