Time: May 3, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
Street: 170 Tillary Street, Suite 507, Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com
Event Type: opening, party
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: May 1, 2011
Tea Bowl and Matcha Tea Tasting!!
You can try "Matcha tea"(a kind of Green tea) by her works.
At the day, we will make organic sweets and tea, too.
You may try "SAKE" also.
Enjoy her works and many kinds of Japanese foods!!
Junko Yamamoto Bio: Junko Yamamoto was born in Takefu-city, Fukui, and she grew up in Ibaraki, in Tokyo, in Chiba (Japan). She began ceramic art at 18 years old in a ceramic art vocational school. Firstly the ceramist who had a great influence was ceramist KAZ YAMADA. He lives near her father's parents' home. And ceramist married couple Roy&Pat Addison in N.Z which she went to study to the atelier while attending school. They decided to have Junko Yamamoto as a first and a last pupil. In addition, She comes under great influence from copperplate painter Hiroaki Miyayama playing an active part globally. He has given art guidance to her since she was 16 years old all the time. After graduation, she started working for KOKONOTUIDO of Yokohama Co., Ltd. in 1996 and was in charge of a production design of the ceramics. She went to study to the ceramic art atelier of Firenze Itary in 1998. From that time, she roamed more than 20 countries to see ruins and art museums all over the world, and to find her style in those days. She keeps saving the one to have been impressed sincerely and what thought to be beautiful in her mind, making her works earnestly, and established her style in that. She especially likes containers form of Greece and Egyptian in B.C. and go tinged with "Wabi(austere refinement)" called in Japan and the old taste such as the thing which it is embezzled, in and seem to have rotted away or the old building, so the beauty of the thing which is disappeared, in particular. It was united with the sense that she was modern and stylish, and an original, beautiful works were completed. The solo exhibition held in Japan many times and so far in Italy. Junko will hold the first solo exhibition in NY this time..