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.
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.
I am influenced by humanity, culture and nature as was expressed so wonderfully through the Expressionism at the beginning of the 20th century.
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
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
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2023 Arita International Ceramics Competition, Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Arita, Japan, Finalist
2022 Arita International Ceramics Competition, Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Arita, Japan, Finalist
2022 NQ ceramic award, Townsville, Qld, finalist
2021 Arita International Ceramics Competition, Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Arita,
2021 Siliceous Award, CAQ, Cooroy, finalist
2020 Sublime Realities, joint show with Tatsuya Tsutyui, Art on Cairncross, Maleny
2020 Johanna DeMaine – the form: the function: the aesthetic, Retrospective Caloundra Regional Gallery
2019 A Lifetime’s Journey with Clay, GRAGM, Gladstone, Qld
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
Osaka Abeno Kintetsu
Shimunseki Daimalu: Yamaguchi
Kokura Izutsuya; Fukuoka
Korusaki Izutsuya: Fukuoka
Nacatsu Izutsuya: Oita
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