Ceramicist Yuta Segawa creates exquisite, hand thrown and hand finished miniature pots which he decorates using a colour spectrum of over 500 specially developed glazes. Positioned in large groups the results are magical, spreading over the surface like a sea of ceramics. For Yuta, creating miniature pottery is a challenge to test the limits of what the human hand can make on such a small scale.
He made his first miniature pots in 2012 after seeing the beautiful toy boxes belonging to Chinese emperors of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) which were full of tiny things – these caught his imagination.
Yuta works with various clays such as porcelain, terracotta, and stoneware. He also uses soil in his work which is difficult to control on a wheel, but gives an attractive texture to some of his miniature works.
Yuta obtained his BA in Industrial, Interior and Craft Design at Musashino Art University, Tokyo. He carried out an internship at The Pottery Work Shop in Jingdezhen, China and completed an MA at Camberwell College of Arts in London in 2015.
Yuta has held solo exhibitions in London, The Netherlands, Dubai, Tokyo and China.