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the gray

Glass: Hideki Yokoyama / Ceramic: Keisuke Iwata

Textile: MAKI TEXTILE STUDIO /   Inaba Keiko


Gray, a mixed color of everything.

Every time in the gallery, a lot of personality stands out and gives off various colors.

The shades of the natural material itself, the gradation of shades that are close to shadows and light, and the grays that show different expressions depending on the angle.

In this exhibition, where the works of four artists are lined up under the theme of "gray / gray"   , the temperature, atmosphere, form, and the existence of the work itself are diverse.

The simple one-color glass expression reveals the shape of things, and the overlapping colors of the glass show a deeper color scale.

The porcelain gray, which looks like a sieve of the complex color of the soil, shows us various grays. It seems that it has been reborn into a different shape with a texture and a fluffy, minimalist form with the palm .

The grayish gradation threads wrapped around the branches gently and lightly create the shape of the twig as if it were wrapped in a veil, and derive the shape as an object .

Even with the same thread expression, the cloths that Indian women continued to sew are completely different . The chatter is colorfully overlapped, adding color and adding depth to the gray bosom.

It is a warm impression as it tells.

I think that this individuality, its variety, and the fun are the charms of gray, and the charm of each artist's work .


Nao Masaki


Hideki Yokoyama


1950 Born in Iizuka

1973 Meet Kurashiki glass, Shinzo Kodani's glass in Kurashiki

1977 Studied under Shinzo Kodani

1981 Build a kiln in Funao-cho, Okayama Prefecture

1983 Build a kiln in Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Since then, he has exhibited in various places, and in recent years, in England and Italy.

We are expanding the range of activities such as holding exhibitions.  

1950 Born in Iizuka, Japan

1973 Met with the KURASHIKI glass Artist Shinzo Kotani

1977 Studied under Shinzo Kotani

1981 Built his own kiln at Funahoucho, Okayama

1983 Moved the kiln to Iizuka, Fukuoka,

       and has been performing solo exhibitions in Japan

       since, and recently expanded farther 

Keisuke Iwata


1954 Born in Soeda Town, Tagawa District, Fukuoka Prefecture

1977 Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of Sculpture

Admission to Tajimi Technical High School Ceramics Course

1978 Seto becomes a disciple of Goro Kawamoto

1983 Opened kiln in hometown

1986 First solo exhibition at "Akasaka Inui Gallery" in Tokyo

Since then, his works have been presented mainly at solo exhibitions in various places.

1992 Produced in Paris, solo exhibition

Started production of Estampage series

1995 Moved the workshop to Tsuyazaki Town, Fukuoka Prefecture

2011, 2012 Exhibited at "les journees de la ceramique" sponsored by the city of Paris


At Gallery NAO MASAKI ―  

2013 "Furniture Exhibition by Artists"

1954: Born in Soedamachi, Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture

1977: Graduated from Nihon University College of Art (studied sculpture)

Entered the ceramic art course of Tajimi Technical High School

1978: Apprenticed to the late ceramist Goro Kawamoto in Seto, Aichi

1983: Started his own kiln in his hometown

1986: The first solo exhibition at Akasaka INUI Gallery, Tokyo

Since then, he has continued to promote his works mainly at his solo exhibitions.

1992: Started creating a new series of works using estampage (a technique of casting)

and held an solo exhibition in Paris

1995: moved his atelier to Tsuyazakimachi, Fukuoka

2011, 2012: Exhibited his works on “les journees de la ceramique” sponsored

by the city of Paris


2013: Furniture Exhibition by Artists

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