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Hayama Yuki 


Ceramic artist / Writer 


All-encompassing Painting, Censer 

The Indus civilization originated from the blessings of the forest, and eventually perished due to the disappearance of the forest. People will pass on memories of the blessings of the forest to future generations. This pattern also crossed the sea with the technique of embossing cotton cloth. It was called the "forest of life" in the three ancient Java countries, and spread to faraway Japan as a Javanese batik. 

The writer Hayama Yuki recorded this historical story. In the process of creating the story, the scenes imagined in my mind are turned into exquisite works. Ingeniously blending traditional patterns with modern drama and other themes and using unimaginable complex techniques to describe porcelain in detail. 


Every pattern drawn by Mr. Hayama has a story. 

Many stories come from history, with ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, India, China and Japan as the background. 

These all coincide with the spread of ceramics and have a strong specificity. 

The work is characterized by its rich storytelling and unparalleled advanced painting techniques. 

Currently, Mr. Hayama has established a kiln in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture to produce works of art. 



1961 Born in Arita City, Saga Prefecture. 

1975 Working at a kiln in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture 

1985 Opened a kiln in Yamauchi Town, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture. 

2007-08 Worked in the Arabian Kiln Art Department of the Littala, Finland. 

Solo exhibition experiences 

1990 At ANA Crowne Plaza 

1991 Tokyo American Club 

1998 OAG Germany culture center 

2007 Design Museum (Finland) 

2011 Spiral (Tokyo) 

2007 Commemorative Exhibition of the publishment of “The girl who turned into a fish” (Tokyo) 

2008 Commemorative Exhibition of the 150th Anniversary of Japan-France Friendship, YokohamaYamate Western Museum 

2011 Commemorative Exhibition of the publishment of "The Pill Bug Flying in the Sky"  

2012 "Future Crafts" Exhibition at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa 

2014 Participated in the "Dogo Onsen" exhibition 

2015 "Future Crafts" Art and Design Museum, New York 


2004 "Pattern Changes" Tokyo International Forum 

2011 "Art in the Age of Application Technology" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa 


2002 "The World of Intensive Painting, the Flower of a Thousand Years" Hayama Yuki Works Collection 

2005 “Rhythm of poetry” Hayama Yuki Works Collection 

2007 A Pattern Odyssey's 4.5 Million Years of Pattern Journey 

2008 “The girl who turned into a fish” picture book 

2008 “Fabulous ripples, glass and sword” fiction 

2010 "The Pill Bug Flying in the Sky" literature 

2012 "Seed Collection" Short Story 


Nile gift jar 

Ancient Egyptian civilization is a gift from the Nile. The Nile River, which originated in the Ethiopian plateau, gathers rainwater in the upper reaches and black fertile soil in the lower reaches in summer. The ancient Egyptians planted wheat on these soils and produced abundant fruits. The work is based on the essence of Egyptian civilization, the Golden Throne of Tutankhaten (later renamed Tutankhamun). It depicts the scene of the princess applying perfume oil to the king who is relaxing on the throne. It vividly shows the scene of the king who came to the throne at the age of nine and worked hard in a turbulent era. 


Ornamental Vase with gilt decoration and dragon and phoenix arabesque 

The dragon and phoenix symbolize the ancient people's desire for peace and prosperity. The dragon is a proof of the peaceful integration of ancient tribes. It combines the characteristics of the ancient tribe’s totem snakes, fish, tigers, eagles, horses and deer, while the phoenix is the incarnation of the sun. This work challenges the shapes that ceramic paintings may not be able to achieve. It combines the ancient oriental vibe with the beautiful scenery of modern Europe, and it is decorated with advanced gilt techniques. 

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