Shoko Mafune

Shoko Mafune

Born:                6 May 1955

Birthplace:         Beijing, China

Education:         Bachelor of Industrial Chemistry of SeikeiUniversity, Tokyo, Japan

Additional:         Studied pottery under Mr Masayasu Chujo, Seto-city

Education:         Aichi-pre, Japan, 1978-1981

                        Studied pottery under Mr Yoshimi Suzuki, Seto-city, Aichi-pre, Japan,

                        1981-1983

                        Did research about low fired ceramics in Spain in 1983.  Did research about                                    sculpture in Europe (France, Italy, England, Norway, Austria, Belgium,                                                Slovenia)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

1991                 “Sculptures” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1993                 “Messages from a Solitary Island” (Ceramic Sculptures) at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1994                 “Symphony from Mount Pundaquit” (Ceramics Relief) at CASA SAN MIGUEL, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines

                        “Your Time, My Time” (Ceramic Wall Clock) at Hiraya Gallery,   Manila, Philippines

1996                 “Love Letter To The Earth” at Galeria de las Islas, Manila, Philippines

Shooting Stars, Fleeting Moments” (Ceramic Masks, Busts, Bronze Sculptures) at Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines

1997                 “Kiss….” (Ceramic Sculptures, Reliefs, Vases) at Galleria, Manila, Philippines

1999                 “After Siesta” (Ceramic Sculptures, Reliefs) at Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines

2001                 “Purple Rain” (Ceramics) at Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia

2003                 “Hello Dear” (Ceramic Tile) at Umenomiya, Fitzroy, Victoria

2004                 “Germination” at Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria

                        “Solo Show” at Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Victoria

 

TWO MEN EXHIBITION

 

1992                 “Fired Clay Sculptures” w/ Mr Ting Ping Lay at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2003                 “Dreams” w/ Mr Mark Justiniani at Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines

 

AWARDS

 

2004                     Highly commended by Mr Paul Fitzgerald, AM, Strathcona Art Show, Melbourne, Australia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

1986                 Tajira Pottery Studio, Tokyo, Japan

1987                 Tajira Pottery Studio, Tokyo, Japan

1988                 Tajira Pottery Studio, Tokyo, Japan

1990                 “Ceramic Visions” at CRCCollege of Art & Science, Manila, Philippines

                        “Our Children’s World” at Galeria de las Islas, Manila, Philippines

                        “Luwad ’90 Creative Pottery” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1992                 “Bato paso at Putik” at The Galleon Shop, Manila, Philippines

                        “1993-Calendar Show” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila,Philippines

 

 

 

1993                 “Art MANILA 93, Focus: AIDS” at Philamlife Lobby, Manila, Philippines

                        “1994-Calendar Show” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1994                 “Bonga Ka’Day” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

                        “1995-Calendar Show” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1995                 “1996-Calendar Show” at Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1997                 “Breaking Boundaries” at Philippines Stock Exchange Building, Manila,    Philippines

1998                 “Whisper from the Earth”: Art, Light and Sound w/ Yoji Toyosaki (Slide Artist), Baguio musicians (Philippino Traditional Instrument Players) at CASA SAN MIGUEL, San Antonio, Zanbales, Philippines

Whisper from the Earth”: Art, Light and Sound w/ Yoji Toyosaki (Slide Artist), Mitsuhiko Yoshida (Guitarist), Butch Roxas (Guitarist) and his group at Cultural Center of Philippines, Manila, Philippines

                        “Dream and Human” at Mujinkan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000                 “Group Show” at Steel Magnolia, Melbourne, Australia

2001                 “One-Off” at Potters Cottage Gallery, Warrandyte, Australia

2002                 “Yarra” at Warrandyte Community Centre

2004                 “JASA” Group Exhibition at Mikaraya Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

                        Strathcona Art Show, Hawthorn, Victoria

                        Derinya Art Exhibition at Frankston, Victoria

2005                 Autumn Exhibition” at Friends’ Gallery, Very Special Kids, Malvern, VIC

2006                 “Together” at Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Victoria

                        “Alchemy in Clay” at Kazari Collector Gallery, Hawksburn, Victoria

2007                 11th Annual TeaPot exhibition at Old Bakery on Eighth Gallery, Maryland, WA

2008                 “Four-Legged Friend” at Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Victoria

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

1990                 Demonstration of pottery at National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, Phillipines

1991-2000         Teaching pottery at own studio

1992                 Demonstration of pottery at InternationalSchool, Manila, Philippines

                        Teaching pottery to the community, Legazpi, Bicol, Philippines

1993                 Demonstration of pottery at International School Manila, Philippines

1994-1999         Teaching pottery at BritishSchool, Manila

1994                 Teaching pottery to the community children, CASA SAN MIGUEL, Zanbales, Philippines

1996                 Teaching pottery at Euro Campus (French & German School) Manila, Philippines

2004                 Teaching Japanese Ceramics at CAE (Council of Adult Education)

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