Masayuki Miyajima returns to the Dublin Arts Council gallery, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio, Nov. 8 through Dec. 15 with a solo exhibition of functional Japanese ceramic artwork in a continued exploration of material, form and substance. The exhibition, “Pattern-Form-Function/New Variations,” features elegant handcrafted stoneware and porcelain objects, carved and inlayed with a variety of patterns and imbued with a combination of body, mind and spirit.
Miyajima’s studio and kiln are situated in the town of Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, just outside of the town of Mashiko, one of Dublin, Ohio’s Friendship Cities. He is a former apprentice of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was designated a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government.
"My continuing focus is on making shapes that function well and to pair those shapes with surfaces that fascinate me. Work for this upcoming exhibition may look similar to work from previous shows and yet in the three years since my last exhibition it has naturally changed and developed,” explains Miyajima. “I make new variations of familiar pattern and form, pushing material, organizing and reorganizing patterns, continually experimenting with glaze, surface, color, material and form.”
Open houses and opportunities to meet the artist will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council. The artist will also hold workshops on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Workshop registration is required. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition, on-site parking and open house are free of charge. Additional information and workshop registration will be available at https://www.dublinarts.org.
The exhibition is supported in part by underwriting from Hidaka USA, Inc., and ongoing support from City of Dublin, Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.