photo Yasushi Yamachika

Yasushi Yamachika

On a shape formed by the slab-building technique, I draw a variety of animals using the five Kutani ware colors and create a contemporary dream world. This style started from a white elephant that appeared in my dream. In the dream I saw a sacred palanquin atop a white elephant and gorgeously decorated in colors that I had once seen in my childhood at a temple flower festival.

With the archetypal image of its coloration and the elephant’s movement, I set animals as motifs for my ceramic works.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Other

Career

  • 2000:Graduated from Practical Work Decoration Course,
    Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Kutani Ware

Award

  • 2007
    Selected for the Contemporary Art Exhibition at the first attempt
  • 2009
    Selected for the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Incentive Award at the 47th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Hokka Award at the 63rd Fine Art Exhibition (Souzouten)
  • Selected for the 57th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Grand Prize at the 35th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013
    Selected for the 1st TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
  • 2014
    Selected for the 2nd TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition