Ai Shimizu R

清水  愛 Ai Shimizu


Born in Kyoto in 1979. After graduating from university and worked at a corporation, she encountered the art of Urushi lacquer and started her artistic journey.

She engaged in restoration of lacquerware for 4 and a half years, after that she started her career as a Urushi lacquer artist.

She founded the Urushi lacquerware brand "urujyu" since 2015.


2010              The National Cultural Festival
‘Craft Award’

2014              Uruoi Urushi Exhibition

                    ‘Zohiko Award’

2015              Kyomono Youth Competition

                    ‘Won the Runner-up’

2017              The 6th Soba choko Grand Prix

                    ‘Won the Jury Award’

 All works