Bowl with Chrysanthemum and Miru Seaweed Motif with Gold Glaze
[Ceramic + Porcelain ]
Item Number:C15609H3 2/4 W6 in
H8.8 W15.1 cm
An arabesque design, which is said to have originated in ancient Greece, has been combined with chrysanthemums, which the Chinese believed symbolized health and longevity. Additionally, an abstract design of seaweed that was created by the Japanese, has been applied to this work using blue and red glazes together with finely executed gold glaze.
Miru is a form of seaweed (Codium fragile) that grows along the Japanese coastline and is also known in Japanese as ‘sea pine’. It resembles the ceremonial scepter used by Buddhist monks, and is therefore treasured as being a lucky design. The powerful gold lines emphasize the dignified appearance of the texture of the porcelain, the subtle shading of the zaffer and the charming beauty of the red glaze.
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Yuki HayamaHaving carried out an exhaustive study of decorative patterns from around the world, he imbues each porcelain pot with a story. Introducing characters from ancient legends and myths, he questions the meaning of every type of pattern, causing the viewers to reconsider space and life, and inviting them back to the distant past when people lived in harmony with nature. The message he transmits through his works is one of gratitude for the past and hope for the future.
1961 Born in Arita City, Saga Prefecture
1975 Began working at a pottery in Arita City and studying the manufacture of porcelain, including etsuke (painting)
1985 When he was 23 years old, he set up his own kiln in Yamauchi-cho in Saga Prefecture
1990 Held his first solo exhibition at ANA Hotel in Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture. Ever since his exhibitions have been held at various places in Japan.
2007, May Exhibition at Spiral Garden in Omotesando, Tokyo “ YUKI HAYAMA: A Pattern Odyssey” (This exhibition traveled to the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland from October 2007 until January 2008. The title was changed to “Ceramic Story YUKI HAYAMA Exhibition” by the curators of the museum, reflecting his attitude toward the creation process.)
2007, June Invited to the Art Department of ARABIA (iittala company), located in the suburb of Helsinki, as a special guest designer for half a year and produced work of art. (The piece is collected and exhibited in the Arabian Museum and the Design Museum now.)
2012 Exhibition “Art Crafting Towards the Future” at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ichikawa Prefecture
2015 Exhibition "Japanese Kōgei | Future Forward" at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
" The World Miniature Painting : Flowers of One Thousand Years, the Yuki Hayama Collection " ( 2002, self-published )
" The Melody of Poetic Imagination: the Yuki Hayama Collection" ( 2005, Shin Nippon Kyoiku Tosho ).
“A Girl Who Turned Into A Fish” (picture-book) (2008)