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小さな花器 -Tiny Bud flower vases-

 

ねこじゃらしのフサフサ。
シロツメクサのまあるい形。
名前も知らない、綺麗な葉っぱ。

大切に草花を握りしめて、
母親へのおみやげにと急いだ。

そんな記憶から生まれた、
この小さな花器。

それぞれ少しずつ違う器の表情、
どれもどこか愛すべき魅力があるように、
どんな人にも魅力がある。
欠点と思えることも、
角度を変えてみればチャームポイントに。
みんな違うからおもしろい。
合わさった時の楽しさが生まれる。

いつも同じような一日でも、
グラデーションを繰り返すように
全く違う一日。

生活の中では、
落ち込む日も、嬉しい日もあるけれど、
それもまた、違う毎日だから面白い。

誰もが友を傍で見守るように優しくなれたら、
豊かで平和な日々へつながる。
そう願い、作陶しています。

 

小川 綾

[Ceramic Artist , Craftman , Designer / 陶作家 / Tokyo]

異なる色や質感を独自の感覚で合わせた世界。
大阪・陶音 TOON Ceramic Studio で陶芸を学び、TORTUS COPENHAGEN 主宰のワークショップ(2015年デンマーク)へ参加などの経験を経て、作陶拠点を東京へ移す。
その他 国内外問わず作品を販売。陶を活用したプロダクト提案や開発等にも取り組む。

  • 「第51回 欧美国際公募 フィンランド美術賞展2019」[Blue Moon] 優秀賞 受賞、[沁沁] 入選(授賞式:2020年夏 国立新美術館)
    (フィンランド・アラヤルヴィ市内会場にて展示 2019年5月29日~6月12日)
  • [Art POP UP by gallery JOyana] 参加(花器・カップ&ソーサーの展示販売) Marseilles France, NOVEMBER 2019
  • [Brutal Ceramic Shop] コレクション & pop up 参加(花器・マグの展示販売) PARIS France, MARCH JUNE-2019, NOVEMBER 2018
  • [CHIC CHAM Interior shop] Japanese Craft コレクション 参加(展示販売)Lausanne Switzerland, March 2019
  • [Restaurant INUA] テーブルウェア制作チームへ参加 皿・ボウル・花器の提供(デザイン・制作). JUNE-2018
  • [代官山蔦屋書店] フェア参加(展示販売)December 2018 – January 2019
  • [北中植物商店] 東急百貨店吉祥寺popup shopへ盆栽用植木鉢の提供(デザイン・制作)OCTOBER-2018, March 2019


 

Tiny Bud flower vases

 

Fluffy green foxtails.
Pompon-like flowers of the white clover.
A beautiful leaf whose name is unknown.

I carefully grasped the flowers
And rushed to my mother.

My little flower vases Were born from such memories.

Vases carrying an expression slightly different from each other.
As each one of them being lovable and charming
Each one of us is attractive in his or her own way.
Things that appear to be faults
Can be charming points from a different perspective.
The world is exciting
Because everyone is different.
When they meet each other
Joy is born.

I create ceramics from my heart, believing that mindfulness as we choose a perfect vase for a flower will bring us rich and peaceful days.

It is my joy to create a daily scene in which we all feel seasons through a flower placed in a favorite vase.

Aya Ogawa

[Ceramic Artist , Craftman , Designer / Tokyo]
Engage in creative pottery in Tokyo , Japan.
The pleasure of combining different colors and textures is similar to family and team work. I will make a pottery to imagine a happy life story of the future.
Product proposal , joint development etc.
I hope that my pottery brings you daily joy of living with your life.

  • Winning a prize in [和 WA JAPANESE TODAY’S VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION IN ALAJÄRVI FINLAND 2019] . Outstanding performance award , Celamic Plate [Blue Moon] , and published in a record of the special exhibition.
    (It will held the Award ceremony in The National Art Center, Tokyo /summer 2020)
    It was exhibited at the venue in Ararville, Finland (29 May – 20 June , 2019)
  • [Art POP UP by gallery JOyana] (Exhibition and sale) Marseilles France, Novembre 2018, March JUNE 2019
  • [Brutal Ceramic Shop] Collection & pop up (Exhibition and sale) PARIS France, Novembre 2018, March JUNE 2019
  • [CHIC CHAM Interior shop] Japanese Craft Collection(Exhibition and sale) Lausanne Switzerland, March 2019
  • [Restaurant INUA] Participate the tableware development team.(provided by the plate & Flower Vases / design · production). Tokyo,JUNE-2018
  • [DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA Bookstore] New Year Fair(Exhibition and sale)Tokyo, December 2018 – January 2019
  • [KITANAKA Plants] popup shop in TOKYU department store kichijoji. Provide by the flower pot for bonsai (design · production) Tokyo, OCTOBRE-2018