Tatsuya Tsutsui

Tatsuya Tsutsui

  • Artist’s Statement

    My art now is a fusion of Japanese and Australian culture

    My collaboration with my partner Johanna De Maine focuses on our shared interest in nature and the environment.

  • Biography

    Tatsuya Tsutsui is an award winning, master porcelain artist from Arita, Japan. He initially studied oil painting at Musashino Art University in Tokyo before training to become a porcelain artist with Inoue Manji, a Living National Treasure from Arita.

    Together with his partner Johanna De Maine, they have established a workshop both in Morai, Kyushu, Japan and Meringandan West on the Darling Downs.

    Tatsuya is a selected member of both the Arita Ceramic Association and Issuikai Ceramic Association as well as now being a member of Ceramic Arts Queensland. He has won numerous awards and commendations since 1981 for his finely crafted porcelain and has participated in countless group shows as well as exhibiting in his own solo shows. He has gallery representation in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Nagasaki.


  • Influences

    I am influenced by humanity, culture and nature as was expressed so wonderfully through the Expressionism at the beginning of the 20th century.



  • Awards

    1981 Saga Ken Art Exhibition, Saga Ken Bunka Dantai Kyougikai Prize
    1982-2002 Arita International ceramics competition, 6 prizes
    Nagasaki ceramic Festival, design category, first prize. Plus another 3 prizes.
    Kitanokashiki Exhibition Shourei Prize
    Menbachintaisho win.
    1988, 2001, 2010 Japan Kogei Exhibition
    1988 Seibu Kogei Exhibition Tokiwa Prize and Seibushibuchou prize.
    Oita Prefecture Minister Prize and Tamaya Prize
    1994 Issuikai Exhibition Overall First Prize and Fine work prize.
    1999 First prize Seibu Kogei Exhibition
    2010 Nishinihon ceramic exhibition prize winner
    2017 Highly Commended, Siliceous, CAQ, Brisbane
    2018 Highly Commended, Siliceous, CAQ, Brisbane

  • Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions (selected)
    1975-1977: Shared oil painting exhibitions with 2 other artists in Tokyo.
    2016 Group exhibition, Arita no Takumi Ten (Master Potters Arita Exhibition) and demonstration at the following places. Tokyo Dept store Nihonbasi Mitsukosi:
    Osaka Umeda Hankyu
    Fukuoka Mitsukosi
    Kagoshima Yamagataya

    Solo Exhibitions
    Osaka Abeno Kintetsu
    Shimunseki Daimalu: Yamaguchi
    Kokura Izutsuya; Fukuoka
    Korusaki Izutsuya: Fukuoka
    Nacatsu Izutsuya: Oita

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Tatsuya Tsutsui

Tree and Boat, sphere
22 x 24 x 24 cm Arita porcelain, clear glaze, underglaze, $2,750.00

Tatsuya Tsutsui

Dancing in the Wind SphereArita porcelain, clear glaze, underglaze,
20 x 21 x 21 cm Arita porcelain, clear glaze, underglaze, $2,000.00

Tatsuya Tsutsui

Tree and Boat, large Bowl
8 x 18 x 18 cm Arita porcelain, clear glaze, underglaze, $275.00

Tatsuya Tsutsui

Tree and Boat, Medium Bowl
7 x 17 x 17 cm Arita porcelain, clear glaze, underglaze, 70 x 170 mm $200.00

Tatsuya Tsutsui

Foliate Bowl, Sakura collection
3 x 18 x 18 cm Porcelain, celadon glaze, raised enamel, gold, 30 x 180 mm $230.00

Tatsuya Tsutsui

Framed Painted tile
1 x 10 x 15 cm Arita porcelain, clear glaze, underglaze, 100 x 150 mm $150.00

Tatsuya Tsutsui

Water etched plate
1 x 17 x 12 cm Arita porcelain, water etched, celadon glaze, 165 x 115 $75.00