Having carried out an exhaustive study of decorative patterns from around the world, Yuki Hayama (b. 1961) imbues each porcelain with an entire world. Introducing characters from ancient legends and myths, Hayama questions the meaning of each type of pattern, causing the viewers to reconsider space and life, and inviting them to revisit the distant past. The message he transmits through his works is one of gratitude and amazement for the accomplishments of humanity and nature.
Spiral Garden in Omotesando, Tokyo
Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland
Design Museum Arabia, Helsinki, Finland
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ichikawa Prefecture
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
"The World Miniature Painting : Flowers of One Thousand Years, the Yuki Hayama Collection" (2002)
"The Melody of Poetic Imagination: the Yuki Hayama Collection" (2005, Shin Nippon Kyoiku Tosho).
“A Girl Who Turned Into A Fish” (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...