It’s been a while since we’ve added any new makers to the shop. With my trip away to Japan it was a little hard to get things organised, but now that I’m back it’s refreshing to study the new works and see all the little details up-close and in person.
These new pieces were made by Yuichi Murakami, a young potter who was born in Tokyo and now resides in Toki, a city in Gifu Prefecture. Not only are his thin white porcelain forms to be admired, he also has the talent of being able to craft wares in stoneware, flicking between the two clays when needed.
The forms made on his pottery wheel are rooted in simplicity, functional forms if you will, but actually incorporate lots of traditional elements from the surrounding area. Such as harvest patterns on the bowl seen above, and inspiration taken from Kohiki vessels made in Korea and China. I must admit we only have a small range at the moment, but they are full of character and are really something to be admired. Enjoy.