Mr. Saeki

About Kengo Saeki

Born in Kyoto and residing in Yubune, Kengo Sakaie is a ceramic artist. His father was a Kyoto-based kimono dye artist. After training in Shigaraki, he established his independence in Yubune.

Weaving 750 Years of Shigaraki Ware's History and Techniques

He continues the traditional techniques of Shigaraki ware such as clay preparation and wood-firing in an anagama kiln. His creations primarily focus on the natural glaze born from red pine ash. His powerful style of work evokes the power of nature and the earth.


  • Born in 1969 in Kyoto City.
  • Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, majoring in three-dimensional sculpting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1993.
  • Apprenticed under Seiji Sawa in Shigaraki for eight years starting in 1995.
  • Held his debut exhibition at a pottery garden in Shigaraki in 1997.
  • Became independent in 2003.
  • Engaged in pottery in Papua New Guinea in 2005.
  • Showcased solo exhibitions nationwide.