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Mizuyo Yamashita

Date: April 29, 2015 Category:

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

Her beautiful Tree House tea lights are inspired by the work of Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori, an architect whose fantastical buildings are much admired by Mizuyo.

In her recent faceted and plain vase ranges Mizuyo uses a stoneware technique which is called Shinogi in Japan. By using a chisel it is possible to make a pattern by scraping at the surface.

She also incorporates a technique known as inlaying in the series. This is a technique that came from Korea to Japan, which helps embed different colours into the clay.

Mizuyo was born in Japan and moved to the UK to study English. After visiting “I am a camera” at the Saatchi gallery she encountered the work of Grayson Perry and her love of ceramics began. She went on to study ceramics at Kensington and Chelsea College and has been exhibiting widely and with Cavaliero Finn since the company’s inception in 2004.