Many of my sculptures represent two forms pulling away from, or compressing against, each other. They act as metaphors for human relationships that are based on impending separation or forced attachment. Many people find the development of relationships to be a source of anxiety, and I attempt to express this interactive struggle through the physical movement of the clay.
Hakusan Porcelain’s beginnings date as far back as 1779, during its founding in Hasumi, Nagasaki Prefecture. Their works have been well-received throughout Japan ever since, cultivating a reputation for elegant craftsmanship and high-quality finishes.
It was through legendary ceramist Masahiro Mori’s designs, however, that Hakusan Porcelain and Japanese modern tableware entered the world stage. Since 1958, the manufacturers have enjoyed international acclaim, their works admired at every corner of the world.