Category Archives: Japan

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.

Kolme

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Kolme in Finnish means “3”. This Japanese jewelry atelier/brand was founded by three designers who met at a metal engraving school. After graduating and having gone their separate ways they met again to form Kolme jewelry. My fondness for type, of course, drew me to those alphabet earrings.

Images: Courtesy of Kolme.