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Saya Yamaguchi

Saya Yamaguchi

Saya Yamaguchi’s potteries are simple and unassuming pieces that embraces the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (an aesthetic that finds the beauty in imperfections and impermanence). Her works are not limited by form, utility or conventions, in fact, they are spontaneous and full of life. One unique point of her works is that they are not uniformly made and they look different at every angle, thus giving the viewer a fresh new perspective each time they look at it.

She uses the Pinch Pot method and keeps the use of the potter’s wheel to a minimum. In this way, her potteries are organic, asymmetrical and one-of-a-kind. There is a personal touch to every piece of her ceramic works and that adds a quaint charm to it.

Saya Yamaguchi

Born in Kyoto, Yamaguchi Saya graduated with Master Degree in Fine Arts, Ceramic at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Over the last 11 years, she has been a very active ceramic artist and has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including her 12 solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Singapore.

Education
2003 M.F. Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
2001 B.F. Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Sunshine in the Forest, Studio Miu Window Gallery, Singapore
2011 Sunshine, h2o, Kyoto, Japan
Sora, Studio Miu Window Gallery, Singapore
2010 Shiawase no Katachi, Utsuwa Shop BON, Kyoto, Japan
Elite Painter 2010, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery, Singapore
Forest after the Rain ????????, Studio Miu Window Gallery, Singapore
2009 The Art of Saya Yamaguchi, Upper Gallery, Sculpture Square, Singapore
Sweet Singapore, Tanglin Camp, Singapore
I?BG, Studio Miu Window Gallery, Singapore
2007 Utsuwa Shop BON, Kyoto, Japan
2006 INAX Gareria Ceramica, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan
2003 Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan
2001 art space F:1, Osaka, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2012 THOUGHT?MIRAI KIBOU?, L’escalier Gallery, Singapore
OPEN STUDIO-Singapore Art @ Wessex , Wessex Village Square, Singapore
???Hitotoki, Tachikichi, Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
??×??, Gallery Ryo, Osaka, Japan
Mug365.com, Gellery YUI, Kyoto, Japan
260th Anniversary in Tachikichi, Kokon Karasuma, Kyoto, Japan
CONSTRUCT ELEMENTS2.0-8th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition 2012,
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre Exhibition Hall, Singapore
2011 The 3rd International Triennial of Silicate Arts Kecskemet, Hungary
CONSTRUCT ELEMENTS-7th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition 2011
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre Exhibition Hall, Singapore
3storeys
White Canvas Gallery, Singapore
Small Sculpture Show 2011
Sculpture Square, Singapore
Beautiful Art Exhibition by Women
Gallery Ryo, Osaka, Japan
2010 Pameran Poskad 2010
My art space, Singapore
The pottery of Three Artists
Gallery Ryo, Osaka, Japan
KOBE ART MARCHE 2010
Portpia Hotel, Kobe, Japan
Multiply
L’Escalier Gallely by Studio Miu Art, Singapore
2009 1ST Small Sculpture Show
Sculpture Square, Singapore
OPEN STUDIO – Singapore Art @ Wessex
Wessex Village Square/ Geeleinan Art Gallery, Singapore
Exotica in Kyoto, Japan 2009
Ishida Taisensha Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
FORM + REFORM – 6th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition 2009
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre Exhibition Hall, Singapore
Summer Pleasures
A-forest Gallery, New York, USA
2008 The Flower Vase Competition
Ceramic Hall, Saitama, Japan
The Pottery of Four Artists
Gallery Oike, Kyoto, Japan
2007 The Pottery
INAX Galeria Ceramica,Tokyo, Japan
The Ceramic Detective Group
The Sakazuki Museum, Gifu, Japan
The Ten Artists of INAX Galeria Ceramica
INAX Livemuseum, Aichi, Japan
2006 The Bowl Exhibition
Ishikawa, Japan
Ceramic Exhibition
Dojidai Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2005 The 1st International Triennial of Silicate Arts
Kecskemet, Hungary
The Flower Vase
Kyoto Craft Center, Japan
The 7th International Ceramics Competition MINO Gifu, Japan
The Ceramics Craft Gallery Shu, Kyoto, Japan
The Ceramics of Four Artists Fumonsha, Kyoto, Japan
The Box of Ceramics Kyoto Craft center, Japan
2004 The 3rd Kyoto Tachikichi Craft Competition Kyoto, Japan
The Box of Ceramics Craft Gallery Gen, Kyoto, Japan
The Container Pour the Feeling Kyoto Craft center, Japan
Long Plates Exhibition Craft Gallery GEN, Kyoto, Japan
The Ceramic Detective Group The Sakazuki Museum, Gifu, Japan
~2004 New Wave~ Selected Elite Artists in Kyoto Museum of Kyoto, Japan
The Ceramic Containers Surrounding Nabe Kyoto Craft Center, Japan
Future Creative Ceramics Gallery CASO, Osaka, Japan
2003 The 2nd Kyoto Tachikichi Craft Competition Kyoto, Japan
The Cool Pottery Exhibition Kyoto Craft Center, Japan
2002 ART.UNIV 2002 Kyoto Campus Plaza, Kyoto, Japan
First-Year Graduate Students’ Exhibition Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
Tea Ceremony Dishes Shugakuin House, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Japanese Style, The Kiln, The Place Exhibition
art space F:1, Osaka, Japan
2000 DTD Three Artist Exhibition
Art-Box Anfer, Kyoto, Japan
Third-Year Ceramic’s Students Exhibition of Kyoto Seika University
Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan
1999 Second-Year Ceramic’s Students Exhibition of Kyoto Seika University
Gallery Beni, Kyoto, Japan

Awards

2003 The 2nd Kyoto Tachikichi Craft Competition – The Encouragement Prize

Saya Yamaguchi’s potteries are simple and unassuming pieces that embraces the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (an aesthetic that finds the beauty in imperfections and impermanence). Her works are not limited by form, utility or conventions, in fact, they are spontaneous and full of life. One unique point of her works is that they are not uniformly made and they look different at every angle, thus giving the viewer a fresh new perspective each time they look at it.

She uses the Pinch Pot method and keeps the use of the potter’s wheel to a minimum. In this way, her potteries are organic, asymmetrical and one-of-a-kind. There is a personal touch to every piece of her ceramic works and that adds a quaint charm to it.

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