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Yachimun – Pottery from Okinawa

06 – 16 June

Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan comprised of hundreds of islands, was once a kingdom (Ryūkyū) which was an important trading nation for surrounding countries such as Japan and China. Because of its placing, Ryūkyū was culturally influenced by various trading partners.

Once Ryūkyū was invaded by Shimazu, a province of Japan in 1609, Korean potters were invited to produce potteries using local clay. Since then, Okinawan potteries has developed its characters through the years. After the World War Ⅱ, because of the regulations for wood firing kilns in town, potters were forced to find new locations. One of the important ones are now based in a village called Yomitan where approximately 40 kilns are creating their masterpieces year round.

About a year and half ago, I visited a few pottery studios there. In this exhibitions, a very limited stock will be available from three potters I have selected. I hope many of you can visit the shop to see these pieces from the Japanese paradise!

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Momosan Shop 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
Thursday – Sunday:  11:00 – 18:00

 

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Jochen HolzGlassworks by Jochen Holz
04 – 28 June

This month, we are presenting work by a glassblower, Jochen Holz.

All the pieces in the show is hand blown in his studio in East London. Jochen’s design approach is lead by the making process and the flow of hot glass, navigating the possibilities and restrictions of the technique and material. He creates functional, tactile objects ­ organically conceived drinking glasses, carafes, vases. Every piece is unique, individually considered and finished, made from durable and heat resistant borosilicate glass.

We hope many of you can visit us to see these beautiful pieces under the bright sunshine.

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Jochen Holz, Born 1970 in Germany
1992­-1995 training as scientific glass blower in Hadamar/Germany
1997­-2000 BA Hons Edinburgh College of Art, Applied Arts
2001-­2003 MA Royal College of Art, Glass and Ceramic
2003­ lives and works in London

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Momosan Shop 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
Thursday – Sunday:  11:00 – 18:00