Snow dancing in the wind.
The moment your fingertips touch
the ice crystal melts away.
Never will you catch one of this small wonders.
Takahiro named this plate ‘kazahana’ (snowflowers in the wind). Beyond this plate we can see the snowy and icy winter landscape of Kawada, where he was born and has grown up.
With his new works done for our exhibition Takahiro Yamamoto enters new ground: Showing the shadow within the light. Contrasting shiny and matt surfaces. Changing between naked wood and lacquered surfaces. Pleasing the shape through the pattern.
We will show mainly plates and dishes: Deep plates, flat plates, plates with a small rim, plates with broad rims. All in well balanced, sharp proportions. Useful in Japanese and Western cuisine to bring out the colour and texture of the food at its best.
山本 隆博｜TAKAHIRO YAMAMOTO
was born 1967 in Kawada, Fukui prefecture. With 18 years he started his apprenticeship under his father, the renown lacquer master Hideaki Yamamoto (1940-2010). In 1992 he started to do his own work. Being skilled in a wide range of traditional lacquer techniques and always searching for shapes and decors, which fit our time, he produces lacquer works for use in daily life and high end food culture.
10 December, 2017 14:00 – 15:00
What you will see and what you can not see.
Takahiro will speak（in Japanese) about the design steps beneath the lacquer surface. These unvisible part of the lacquer work play a crucial role not only for the stability and strength, they also define how the piece feels in our hands and how it appears to our eyes.