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.
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
" 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)
The Garden of DreamsPorcelain Stories by Yuki Hayama 30 Apr - 11 Jun 2021A surface completely covered in flowers; Yuki Hayama’s Offering Bowl with Ten Thousand Flowers is like a radiant dream. The form of the offering bowl suggests a sense of openness...
Beauty of LifeThe Debut Exhibition of Ceramic Works by Yuki Hayama in collaboration with Joseph Carini Carpets 9 - 29 Sep 2016Yuki Hayama— A Ceramic Paradise Shoko Aono Yuki Hayama is an exceptional artist whose ceramics resemble gleaming, finely polished gemstones. Those who see these works of ceramic art are drawn...
Japanese Kogeiby Five Ippodo Artists 21 Oct - 28 Nov 2015Kôgei art springs from detailed technique and genuine internal soul. In honor of our artists’ participation in the Japanese Kôgei Future Forward exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design,...
About the Motif:Rokumei, Deer's Cry May 19, 2021‘ With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, eating the grass of the fields. ’ This is a line from a poem entitled...
About the Motif:Goddess of the Moon May 11, 2021Yuki Hayama’s Goddess of the Moon is a large serving plate decorated meticulously with the cobalt and gold luster. The geometric, checkered patterning along the...
About the Motif:Ten Thousand Flowers May 5, 2021Yuki Hayama is no stranger to dense, ornate decorative elements, especially when they exist on the surfaces of his work. The Ten Thousand Flowers motif...
About the Motif:A Look into Yuki Hayama's Shinrabansho Design April 27, 2021Yuki Hayama is no stranger to dense, ornate decorative elements, especially when they exist on the surfaces of his work. The Shinrabansho motif is one...
Intricate Painting:A Brief Look into the Technique of China Painting October 6, 2020China painting was first developed in China during the 7th and 8th century. Many different clay bodies can be subject to the same techniques of...