Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use by Kylie Johnson and Tiffany Johnson

Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use by Kylie Johnson and Tiffany Johnson

Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese ceramics and the handmade through this intimate exploration of the makers, markets and galleries of Japan.

Japanese craft has long been revered for its quality and beauty, and skilled craftwork remains an important part of Japanese life.

‘Utsuwa’, meaning ‘for everyday use’, embodies the ethos of hand making in Japan where handcrafted wares must be as practical as they are beautiful.

This book takes us behind the scenes into the private studios of some of Japan’s most exciting artisans to reveal stories of material, method, place and culture. It guides us through quiet galleries and colourful marketplaces, where the provenance of a piece is central to its story. Utsuwa is a love letter to the makers and sellers, and to all those who share the Japanese reverence for tradition and beauty.

Authors: Kylie Johnson and Tiffany Johnson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2021
ISBN: 9781760760595 224 pages
Hard back
275 x 195 mm
Illustrations: full colour

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  • Weight: 1105gm

$ 60

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