Bowl with 'Ten Thousand Flowers' Motif

Bowl with 'Ten Thousand Flowers' Motif

Yuki Hayama
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[Ceramic + Porcelain ]
Item Number:C15600
H5 3/4 W11 1/4 in
H14.4 W28.4 cm

Potters have dreamed of recreating the mysterious colors of fruit and flowers on porcelain for hundreds of years. Chinese potters of the Qing Dynasty achieved this by using powdered pigments, similar to the powdered glass used in Western cloisonné. To achieve this effect using traditional Japanese pigments remains extremely difficult and relies on a combination of intuition and luck.
This work is based on sketches produced by Hayama over a period of many years and employs traditional Japanese pigments to express the beauty of nature.
Yuki Hayama
Having carried out an exhaustive study of decorative patterns from around the world, he imbues each porcelain pot with a story. Introducing characters from ancient legends and myths, he questions the meaning of every type of pattern, causing the viewers to reconsider space and life, and inviting them back to the distant past when people lived in harmony with nature. The message he transmits through his works is one of gratitude for the past and hope for the future.


Yuki Hayama

1961 Born in Arita City, Saga Prefecture
1975 Began working at a pottery in Arita City and studying the manufacture of porcelain, including etsuke (painting)
1985 When he was 23 years old, he set up his own kiln in Yamauchi-cho in Saga Prefecture
1990 Held his first solo exhibition at ANA Hotel in Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture. Ever since his exhibitions have been held at various places in Japan.
2007, May Exhibition at Spiral Garden in Omotesando, Tokyo “ YUKI HAYAMA: A Pattern Odyssey” (This exhibition traveled to the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland from October 2007 until January 2008. The title was changed to “Ceramic Story YUKI HAYAMA Exhibition” by the curators of the museum, reflecting his attitude toward the creation process.)
2007, June Invited to the Art Department of ARABIA (iittala company), located in the suburb of Helsinki, as a special guest designer for half a year and produced work of art. (The piece is collected and exhibited in the Arabian Museum and the Design Museum now.)
2012 Exhibition “Art Crafting Towards the Future” at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ichikawa Prefecture
2015 Exhibition "Japanese Kōgei | Future Forward" at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
2016 Exhibition at Ippodo Gallery New York "Beauty of Life 生命の美 - In collaboration with Joseph Carini Carpets


Published works:
" The World Miniature Painting : Flowers of One Thousand Years, the Yuki Hayama Collection " ( 2002, self-published )
" The Melody of Poetic Imagination: the Yuki Hayama Collection" ( 2005, Shin Nippon Kyoiku Tosho ).
“A Girl Who Turned Into A Fish” (picture-book) (2008)


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