YUKI HAYAMA
H5 W3 D2 3/4 in H12 W7.5 D7 cm
Item Number:C11504AP
Singh Incense Burner
H11 3/4 Φ11 3/4 in H29.7 Φ29.5 cm
Item Number:C16631
Vase with Sparkling and Shining Flower and Arabesque decoration
H5 3/4 W11 1/4 in H14.4 W28.4 cm Potters have dreamed of recreating the mysterious colors of fruit and flowers on porcelain for hundreds of years. Chinese potters of the Qing Dynasty achieved this by using powdered pigments, similar to the powdered glass used in Western cloisonné. To achieve this effect using traditional Japanese pigments remains extremely difficult and relies on a combination of intuition and luck. This work is based on sketches produced by Hayama over a period of many years and employs traditional Japanese pigments to express the beauty of nature.
Item Number:C15600
Bowl with 'Ten Thousand Flowers' Motif
H9 W9 in H22.5 W22.7 cm The combination of an elegant design of chrysanthemums in blue with the minute depiction of the miru seaweed in red, is both subtly profound and glorious. The chrysanthemums have had gold applied; the white of the porcelain combining with the blue, red and gold to create a rich beauty; its minute detail imbuing it with great dignity.
Item Number:C15605
Vase with Chrysanthemum and Miru Seaweed Motif with Gold Glaze
H9 W9 1/4 in H22.8 W23 cm Chinese nobles and literati, who were driven from their homes when the Mongols swept across the Eurasian continent, traveled down the River Yangtze in search of a safe haven, eventually settling in the mild climate of Jiangnan, where they developed new forms of beauty and art. This design of fish and seaweed is a motif that was first developed by the court painters of the Southern Song dynasty; fish represent wealth and seaweed symbolizes a safe home. Applying the motif using zaffer, Hayama elegantly recreates this one-thousand-year-old prayer for peace in the modern age.
Item Number:C15606
Vase with Fish and Aquatic Plants Motif
H3 2/4 W6 in H8.5 W14.7 cm In the days when the Indus Valley Civilization flourished, the area surrounding the river was covered in thick forest. People cleared the land for fields, using the wood to fire bricks to build their cities. However, the eventual disappearance of the forest caused the civilization to collapse. The origin of the Shinrabansho motif is said to be the ‘Alas Alasan’ design which means ‘forest’. The forest is the source of all life and the citadel of the soul. The people of Java who created this motif filled it with their feelings towards the forest to produce beautiful chintz fabrics. This work glorifies all life.
Item Number:C15607
Bowl with Shinrabansho ( All Nature, All Life ) Motif
H3 1/4 W5 3/4 in H8.2 W14.5 cm The development of blue-and-white ware in 1351 was to open up new possibilities in the ceramics world. Suddenly there was a trend to take what had previously been looked down upon as mere decoration and raise it to the level of true art. The imperial artists of the Southern Song dynasty began to decorate pottery and porcelain with the ‘fish and aquatic plants’ motif that was their speciality. This work continues this tradition, using the ultimate blue-and-white technique to produce a ‘fish and aquatic plants’ motif unlike anything produced previously.
Item Number:C15610
Bowl with Fish and Aquatic Plants Motif
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BIOGRAPHY
Having 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.


Yuki Hayama

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
2016 Exhibition at Ippodo Gallery New York "Beauty of Life 生命の美 - In collaboration with Joseph Carini Carpets


Published works:
" 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)
EXHIBITIONS