22 May 2012

BA Final Show is up and running!

A three year madness of juggling degree study and work has finally come to an end. The BA Final Show last night was absolutely brilliant with lots of people turning up. Thank you for those who came along (some came quite a long way so thank you!) and it was lovely to see you all. Here are images of my work prior to the opening night. Hope you enjoy! 


I have displayed three themed pieces. 
Firstly my hand-thrown porcelain lights and collage, The Light of Hope

The Light of Hope
Since Japan’s earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, my mind kept coming back to the issue of the devastation and struggle to recovery. I wanted to reflect through my work, how to send my message to the people over here as well as to the next generation in Japan. The application of collage was aimed to raise awareness but in a positive way to strive toward the future. (You can see the process here) The detail of light indicates thousand of tear drops shed last year echoing the typographical message behind. Alongside with this display, I have introduced my forthcoming fundraising HELP JAPAN PROJECT 2, which will be starting from this blog soon. (the previous one can be viewed on a video from here)

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Next display is Mazekoze, my newest series of thrown and hand-built tableware. 
mazekoze
I worked on this for quite a long time, particularly researching and testing a huge number of glazes to get this opacity, texture and colours, without relying on commercial colourants but purely natural oxides. Mazekoze means “mixing up” in Japanese, which I focused on the sense of joy by mixing different shapes, sizes, surface design and colours as if they can create new patterns on the table. Also in order to present my view point of domestic ware, I have provided promotional posters in screen print and portfolio. (you can see the process here) Hope people can enjoy domestic ware more!?


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Finally my porcelain lilypad installation. These were showcased back in February elsewhere. (you can view more here)


The show is up until 20th June. If you’re coming to Yorkshire, please do call at Harrogate College. xm 

17 comments:

  1. The show looks amazing. Very well done - hope it brings lots of success your way Maki :D

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  2. Maki, such a feast of a show. And the looking back with sadness but forward with hope is my favorite part.
    Such wonderful work!
    xx
    julie

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  3. Maki - both Paula and I thought your work was stunning. I am sure Paula will leave her own comment. It is quite clear how very hard you have worked over the last three years and you should be very proud of yourself!

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  4. Dear Maki, this is amazing! A-ma-zing! Is anything for sale? I cannot wait to have a piece of your art in my home :-) (so do email me!)

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  5. Just stunning. Wow! Amazing work xx

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  6. Congratulations Maki...what a stunning show of gorgeous creations so beautifully presented. Wishing you all the best for the future. Moira x

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  7. Congratulations and well done you! I know what an achievement this feels. It looks amazing and I so wish I was coming to Yorkshire. Good luck with all that the future entails and happy making :)

    Amelia.x

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  8. Congratulations Maki! All your work is brilliant! I love it and I am looking forward to the time when I will be able to bring some home!Fab, fab!!

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  9. Congratulations! What a fantastic show, I love your new work and the Light of Hope is beautiful.

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  10. Anonymous24/5/12 22:16

    well done maki we expect a high standard from you and once again you have delivered
    your use of colour is exceptional
    best wishes for everything you do in the future
    jenny

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  11. もう卒業展ですか?おめでとうございます。いつか、クラフトフェヤーでお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。こちらに来られるようなことがあれば寄ってくださいね。

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  12. Your art is so amazing! I love the work and the presentation. So lovely. Congrats on getting this done!

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  13. Thank you so much everyone for such positive feedback!! I will keep posted my future events here. xm

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  14. Love your works..congrats for the show!

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  15. Nicky Tudor1/6/12 21:44

    Sorry not to have been to the private view, but I will try and get to see the show soon. I love your latest work!

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  16. Wow!! Your work is amazing.

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  17. gorgeous work. breathtaking.

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