Mizuyo Yamashita

Material: Ceramics | Location: London
I mainly make tableware and home decor objects. I work now mostly on the potter’s wheel and apply surface decorating techniques that stem from Japanese and Korean traditions such as shinogi, mishima and kohiki, or carve the clay surface using Japanese chisels for wood-printing.

The inspirations for my work come from a wide range of archaeological artefacts, everyday objects, the forms in nature, as well as materials and processes in ceramics and other crafts. Through my work I am trying to explore beauty and materiality while obtaining the functions of everyday objects.