A Japanese Design | August 2020

This August we present A Japanese Design, in the spirit of the International Festival. Our exhibition brings together an impressive selection of Japanese makers, many of whom have trained in the UK or have made their home here and have been represented by The Scottish Gallery for the span of their professional careers. The Gallery has been instrumental in placing many of the artists’ works in Public Collections. Many disciplines are explored by artists specialising in ceramics, glass, jewellery and metalwork and we can remark on the Japanese creative ability to master and innovate in a chosen medium; embracing and advancing tradition.

You can explore our online exhibition here.

In our film below, you can watch as some of The Gallery team set up A Japanese Design in the downstairs gallery.

Miki Asai

Enjoy this short film from Miki Asai as we gain an insight into her studio, inspirations and work.
You can view Miki's work here.

Koichi Io

We catch a glimpse into Koichi's studio life and are given a demonstration of his hammering and raising process.
You can view Koichi's work here.

Takuya Kamiyama

We are given a tour of Takuya's studio and see glimpses of the making of his Sea Urchin Beaker.
You can view Takuya's work here.

Yoshiko Okada

Enjoy this calming visual podcast from Yoshiko Okada as we gain more insight into her practice.
You can view Yoshiko's work here.

Yusuke Yamamoto

In this short film, Yusuke works on one of his vessels. We also get a quick tour of his studio.
You can view Yusuke's work here.

A Japanese Design: Curators in Conversation

Join Christina Jansen and Kirsty Sumerling in conversation with Kathleen Slater, Director of Adrian Sassoon, London.

This Zoom webinar event was part of our August Events Programme.

Hitomi Hosono

Find out more about the work of artist ceramicist Hitomi Hosono with Gallery Director Kirsty Sumerling.

Professor Koji Hatakeyama

Find out more about the work of bronze metalworker Koji Hatakeyama with Gallery Managing Director Christina Jansen.