Dec. 1 - Dec. 20, 2017
Artists: Kai Tsujimura, Kan Kishino, Masatake Fukumori, Morimitsu Hosokawa, Naoto Yano, Shiro, Tsujimura, Takashi Nakazato, Taki Nakazato, Yui Tsujimura
Vessels are limited for drinking sake only. Therefore sake vessels are affected by the potter’s feelings for sake and his thinking concerning pottery.
Their works are expressed by the way of living as potter and we can feel the simplicity, majesty and power of human beings.
Exhibition_vol.78Kazushige Tsuchida: Lacquerware
Oct. 27 - Nov. 15, 2017
Kazushige Tsuchida is a lacquerer in Wajima, Ishikawa. In addition to making traditional Wajimaware, he creates his original lacquerwares with striped pattern by pressing corduroy fabric to the white lacquer. He put a lot of thought into his work in applying layers of lacquer over and over again hoping a respectfully living. For this reason, his lacquerware are strong but light, perfect for daily use.
Exhibition_vol.77Shingo Tsukuda: Woodworking
Oct. 6 - Oct. 25, 2017
We will be having an exhibition of
Shingo Tsukuda, who makes woodworking
Learning skills from the classic woodworks,
he expresses his own sense of
beauty into original shapes.
His works conveys the art of contemporary woodworking and the attractiveness of wood.
We will be displaying boxes, trays, vases and tea utensils.
Exhibition_vol.76CONTEMPORARY KARATSU AND IMARI
Sept. 15 - Oct. 4, 2017
Their works begins with collecting sandstone and pottery stone themselves, for making clay and glaze. They are fascinated by old Karatsu and early Imari for its simplicity. On the other hand, they have a flexible vision so their works are not limited by the common sense of Karatsu and Imari ware.
Exhibition_vol.75AKIHIKO SUGITA: LACQUERWARE
Aug. 25 - Sept. 13, 2017
Akihiko Sugita makes lacquerware at his studio in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. He gets inspiration from texture and appearance of the antiques and expresses it in his work. Sugita's work has expanded the possibilities of lacquer for the image of lacquerware and the range of application in “matière” as seen in abstract paintings.
Exhibition_vol.74TOMOYA ARAI: WOODWORKS
Aug. 4 - Aug. 23, 2017
Tomoya Arai lives and works in Shimanto, which has beautiful nature around.
His works have roughly shaved surface and rounded shape.The appearance, which has harshness and gentleness as well, makes us feel that his works are made in the living close to the nature.He makes works in different form giving individuality to every single one.
We will be having plain wood and lacquered vessels and cutlery.
Exhibition_vol.73MAIKO MIYAOKA: POTTERY
Jul. 14 - Aug. 2, 2017
Maiko Miyaoka lives and makes pottery in Ome, Tokyo.
She is inspired by early Imari ware, which was made between 1610 to 1630. Her works have gentle blue underglaze designs common to Imary ware painted with a soft feminine touch. Her light and elegant vessels adds a touch of richness on the table in daily life.
Many vessels suitable for the early summer season will be exhibited. Please come to take a look.
Exhibition_vol.72MASARU KAWAI: WOOD CRAFTS
JUN. 24 - JULY. 12, 2017
Masaru Kawai lives and works in Minokamo, Gifu. He started a new project named SOMA, aiminging to revaluate coniferous forests in Japan. He makes various works such as tea utensils, plates, and furniture. Most of his works are uncoated, so we can feel the beauty and the power of the wood itself.
Exhibition_vol.71NORIYUKI FURUTANI: POTTERY
APR. 22 - MAY. 10, 2017
We will be having an exhibition of Noriyuki Furutani who is a potter in Shigaraki, Shiga. He studied under Mr. Takashi Nakazato and took over his philosophy that dish ware should go well with food on it. His works, which are simple and generous, show us the capability when we use them. We will be having variety works such as Sake cups, bowls, and vases.
Exhibition_vol.70TAKESHI OMURA: POTTERY
APR.1 - APR.19, 2017
We will be having a exhibition of Takeshi Omura, who is a potter in Ukiha, Fukuoka.
His works are mostly consisted of simple form such as straight and round, and have iron-like texture and characteristic color.
His works look inorganic, however those have motion, that could be made only by hand, and those attract us.
We will be having plates, cups, pots, pitchers, and vases.
Exhibition_vol.69YOSHIDA YOSHIMICHI: BAMBOO CRAFTS
MAR.11 - MAR.29, 2017
70 percent of his works are splitting bamboo, making them to thin strings and chamfering them. Straight and hard bamboo changes into soft and delicate vases by making bamboo strings into shape. We will be having baskets, vases, and tea utensils.
Exhibition_vol.68MAKI TEXTILE STUDIO
FEB.18 - MAR.8, 2017
Since we moved our studio to Dehradun , India, we have been attracted to hand-spinning Himalayan wool, which have strength. The cloth woven with only himalayan wool becomes very warm and strong cloth.
We make cloth called “Fuku-Fuku”, which are woven with Himalayan and Merino wool making space between yarn like gauze and finishing it in felt texture.
The combination of elastic himalayan wool and light melinowool make the cloth fluffy and warm.
Exhibition_vol.67WATARU HATANO: HANDMADE PAPER
JAN. 28 - FEB. 15, 2017
Wataru Hatano lives and makes Japanese handmade paper 'Washi' in Ayabe, Kyoto.
He grows 'Kouzo', which is a material for Washi.
He makes his works more familiar to us by making them into original color and texture.
We will be having Washi, various Washi boxes, coasters, plates, and desks.
Exhibition_vol.66YOJI YAMADA: POTTERY
JAN. 7 - JAN. 25, 2017
Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon presents a solo exhibition of Yoji Yamada who is a potter in Shigaraki. It is his first solo exhibition at our gallery. After he graduated from a technical school of pottery in 2002, he studied under Lisa Hammond who is a pioneer of soda glaze in the UK for a year. At this exhibition, slipware, which is made with traditional British technique of pottery, yellow glazed pottery, and iron glazed pottery will be exhibited.
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