Category Archives: Design

‘Folding Shadows’, light, ceramics & paper at Udatsu Museum, Echizen, Japan

Inspired by Japanese architecture, I created a series of ceramic objects that captured the spirit of Japanese space and the way that light can enter a space, while working in Japan.  I exhibited the work in galleries in Kyoto and … Continue reading

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Naoshima Paradise – Part 3, Chichu Art Museum – 地中美術館、直島

Ando Tadao’s Chichu Art Museum, completed in 2004, is located in a site of incredible natural beauty next to the Seto Inland Sea, Japan.  The museum is built entirely underground so that it doesn’t interfere with the surrounding environment and … Continue reading

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Naoshima Paradise – Part I, Benesse House ベネッセハウス、直島パラダイス

Naoshima is an extraordinary island dedicated to nurturing fine art, sculpture, contemporary architecture and design within a natural landscape of breath taking beauty. Located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan Naoshima is renowned for its collection of contemporary art … Continue reading

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design is a state of mind, Martino Gamper – Serpentine Sackler Gallery

This inspiring show has luckily been extended to 18 May, so there is still time to catch it! The exhibition was curated by designer Martino Gamper and presents a landscape of inventive shelving systems, some of which hold interesting collections … Continue reading

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Connecting Ceramics, Architecture and Landscape – Arata Isozaki’s Ceramics Park Mino

Japan possibly has the highest number of ceramic museums in the world.  The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Ceramics Park Mino is situated in the hills of Tajimi in Gifu prefecture and is certainly one of the most impressive … Continue reading

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Concrete, landscape and tombs

Tadao Ando’s stunning Chikatsu Asuka Historical Museum stands in the middle of 2nd – 7th Century (Kofun Period 古墳時代) tombs.Writing to follow shortly…

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Phenomenal Light

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The Church of Light, Tadao Ando, 1989 For Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the appreciation of darkness is an essential condition for the presence of light.  The meeting points of light and shadow and the impact this has on the beholder’s … Continue reading

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