IMAI Makimasa 今井 眞正

  • Ceramic

Born in Kyoto 1961,
Part-time lecturer at Hiroshima City University / Director of Kyoto KOGEI Artists Society.


  • 1986Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, sculpture section.
    Received KUME –KEIICHIRO※ memorial prize
  • 2002Received the prize for the outstanding arts new comer of Kyoto city.
  • 2007Accepted for sculpture department of NITTEN Exhibition. Joined in Artists group KOGEI-KYOTO.
  • 2010Joined in an event of“Japonais Moderne(Modern Japan” held under the auspice of France National
    Fine-Arts Society at Carrousel de Louvre, Paris, France.

My idea for KOGEI

I’m interested in ceramic making as I made up some certain form clay by my own will and sense and the form transform due to the flame. It traces the struggle of my sense, earth and flame, at same time it is the symbol of the harmony of them.