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Crafts Council

Katie Jones

Katie Jones represents contemporary artists from Japan.

She works closely with some of the most innovative and adventurous Japanese artists of today, a diverse range of makers working in metal, lacquer, glass, ceramic, bamboo, fibre and textiles.

Shinya Yamamura,  Gold lacquer box, 2016  H6.3 x W6.9 x W6.9 cm,  Gold on gold lacquer ground, sprinkled gold,  Photo: Shinya Yamamura

Shinya Yamamura’s work is inspired by the capabilities of traditional urushi lacquer techniques as they have been developed over centuries in Japan. By mixing the lacquer with gold, silver, platinum, shells or eggshell he is able to give his pieces a very contemporary expression.