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Hideki Yamamoto

山本 英樹
Ceramic Artist • 1965 –

A ceramic artist living in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Mr. Yamamoto is working from his own atelier in nature-rich surroundings where he pursues simplicity or the “beauty of subtraction” as he calls it. His works are recognizable by its sophisticated metal-like texture achieved by a unique glaze which he had created called kuroyu.

BASED IN
Takeo, Saga Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

The artist’s aesthetic sensibilities which resonate with the surrounding nature can be seen in his works. Simple wares that complement foods and flowers have a pleasing presence and a fine balance between tension and familiarity.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1965

Born in Imari, Saga Prefecture, Japan

1983

Graduated from Saga Prefectural Arita Technical Senior High School, Ceramic course

After training in his family kiln named Hojugama, started learning under Mr. Shiro Banura

1995

Opened his own kiln in Takeo, Saga Prefecture

Mainly focused on solo exhibitions

2000

Mainly produce works for professional use, such as restaurants and hotels

2007

First overseas solo exhibition was held in Los Angeles, US

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