cambridge contemporary crafts

Mizuyo Yamashita

Mizuyo Yamashita's delicate porcelain ceramics are inspired from nature, the material and the process.

Living in an era of mass-production and waste, there is feeling that everything is replaceable. Mizuyo's response to this is to make fragile porcelain pieces that reach out to people and make them want to protect them.

Each of her bowls is hand-shaped and, like flowers, leaves, animals and human beings, each one is unique. The bowls are made thin so that one can feel the sense of fragility when picked up.

The images Mizuyo selects to decorate the bowls, butterflies and flowers, reflect this sense of transience with their short lives. So too does her choice of material, preferring to work with porcelain which she uses for its whiteness, fineness, softness (when wet) and sensitivity.

Mizuyo's porcelain wares suggest fragility because of the process she uses and the character of the clay. Using textiles and techniques such as impressing and transfer printing she explores 'imperfect beauty' as well as the translucency, whiteness and fineness of the clay in her work.


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 Mentori Vases  terracotta and white stoneware  £84 each

Mentori Vases

terracotta and white stoneware

£84 each

 Core Vases  stoneware clays, porcelains and stones  £47-£54

Core Vases

stoneware clays, porcelains and stones

£47-£54

 Flora Bowls  porcelain  £12-£22

Flora Bowls

porcelain

£12-£22

 Mentori Vase  terracotta and white stoneware  £84

Mentori Vase

terracotta and white stoneware

£84

 Core Vases  stoneware clays, porcelains and stones  £47-£54

Core Vases

stoneware clays, porcelains and stones

£47-£54

 Kiriko Beakers and Jug  stoneware and terracotta  Beakers £49, each Jug £85

Kiriko Beakers and Jug

stoneware and terracotta

Beakers £49, each Jug £85

 Tiny Bottles  stoneware and/or terracotta  £45 each

Tiny Bottles

stoneware and/or terracotta

£45 each

 Kiriko Espresso Cups, Beaker and Jug  stoneware and terracotta  Espresso Cups £30 each, Beaker £49, Jug £85

Kiriko Espresso Cups, Beaker and Jug

stoneware and terracotta

Espresso Cups £30 each, Beaker £49, Jug £85

 Tiny Bottle  stoneware  £45

Tiny Bottle

stoneware

£45