An important aspect of any creative endeavour is staying innovative and to keep forging in a new direction. It’s quite easy to stagnate and produce similar work to what came before, but to do something out of your comfort zone and explore new opportunities takes courage and skill.
That’s why I’m always excited to see the new enhancements made by Yumiko iihoshi, it’s almost become a yearly ritual for her to update and improve on her own work. Keeping some of her main lines consistent, she’s been able to create off-shoot collections such as the OXYMORON II series and has removed some of her original glazes to create colours with unusual tones and gradients.
We received a new batch of works this week from Yumiko and I’ve been busy taking photos to capture their full beauty. All are thin and modern in form, I was particularly taken aback by her newest product titled the Black Teapot. They’re angular, bold and have strong lines running throughout, but the matte colour is unobtrusive and will blend in with any environment. I will be updating the product pages with a few more photos over the next few days, for now you can find her newest items on her dedicated collection page. Enjoy.