Category Archives: Japan

Maiko Matsue

Matsue-MaikoDiscovered her work at Japanese web shop, Gallery Vie. Wish I could quote the artist, Maiko Matsue, but the typical Japanese profile usually list the schools attended, awards won and exhibitions held. In any case I love the bold coloration and simple folk inspired shapes of her graphic illustrations.

Images: Courtesy of Maiko Matsue.

Keiko Matsui

KeikoMatsuiReally liking these ceramic pieces created by Japanese ceramist Keiko Matsui. Love the stitched and button enhanced bowls and cups. The Sydney-based artist says this of her work:

“Each ceramic object I create is part of me. I am communicating with myself, as I work on the wheel. I take pleasure in the process. Sitting on a wheel in silence is my meditative moment. When the clay actually becomes centered, my mind becomes “mu” – nothingness in Japanese.”

Images: Courtesy of Keiko Matsui.

 

Yoshiko Minagawa

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Discovered these intricate glasswork on Japanese artist index and web magazine, Panorama. The artist, Yoshiko Minagawa, uses the lampwork glass technique to create these fantasy sculptures and miniature insects. Primarily self-taught she mastered her techniques by attending workshops and training camps abroad and by repetitive practice.

Images: Courtesy of Yoshiko Minagawa and Panorama.