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Seisei Suzuki

Japanese, (1914–1990)
Suzuki Seisei (鈴木青々) was born into farming family, and worked in his aunt's china shop in his youth. From 1938 he studied under Kato Kasen (1895-1946), who was the first potter from Seto to win a prize in a Nitten Exhibit in 1946, the year he passed away. His student, Suzuki Seisei, was the second potter from Seto to ever win a prize at a 1954 Nitten exhibition, where he was awarded a Special Commendation. Seisei eventually served as a judge at Nitten Exhibits. He was also awarded Chunichi Cultural Award. He dedicated his life to experimenting with glazes while collecting pigments and shards form all over the world. He changed styles throughout his career, while excelling in making all sorts of objects, from vases and plates, tea ceremony utensils, to decorative plaques. He was known as “colour magician” because of bright colored translucent glazes.

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