24481 人間国宝 清水卯一 (蓬莱掛分壷「山野百花」)SHIMIZU Uichi
Height 22.4 cm
Diameter 23.0 cm
He studied Chinese pottery under the living national treasure Munemaro Ishigura of "iron glaze pottery".
After working as a trainee at the National Kyoto Ceramics Research Institute, he was an assistant at the Ceramics Department of the Kyoto Municipal Industrial Research Institute.
After that, he devoted himself to pottery activities centered on his home pottery, and was certified as a living national treasure of "iron glaze pottery" at the young age of 59, which was the youngest record at that time.
In his later years, the work exhibited by Uichi Shimizu, a world-famous potter who continued to play an active role by moving the pottery to the foot of Mt. Horai in Kosai, Shiga Prefecture.