A presentation of the experimental ceramic projects developed by several internationally active artists and designers during their 12 weeks of respective residency programme together with highly skilled Japanese craftsmen and ceramic researchers.
We will present the experimental ceramic prototypes and projects of eight artists and designers from September 2018 and August 2019. The participating artists are Florence Dwyer (Scotland), Lora Dimova (Finland), Antye Guenther (The Netherlands), Isabel Ferrand (The Netherlands), with the designers consisting of Franciska Meijers (The Netherlands), Dimitri Bähler (Switzerland), and Viktor Hachmang (The Netherlands).
We are also introducing the post-residency development of two residency projects which are now distributed worldwide as commercial products. They are Made by Rain by Aliki van der Kruijs, which are developed together with Fukusen potter in Arita, and the UTSUÀ porcelain brand developed by the Marubun trading company in Arita under the creative direction of Dutch designer Tijmen Smeulders.
Both projects are initiated in Arita and developed to commercial products. These are a prime example of the long-term commercial viability of our projects in the post-residency phase.
It is now distributed by a brand, Thomas Eyck in Holland