About Yuka Kikumoto

 

 

Yuka Kikumoto ・菊本有花

 

Yuka Kikumoto is a designer and maker of functional tableware products using ceramics and glass.  She grew up in Japan, and currently lives in Stoke-on-Trent in England to learn about mass production of ceramics products.  After she studied product design for her BA in Japan, she came for studying slipcasting techniques in the UK.  Her ceramics combine processes and techniques from craft and industrial ceramic design. She considers that most vessels need to have more than one useful and simple function with the exception of container.  All her works are concentrated in how people actually use objects.  Her ambition is making indispensable and enriching objects for people's lives.

 

菊本有花は陶磁器やガラスを使って食器、照明などの日用品やインテリアをデザインから製作しています。日本の香川県で生まれ育ち、愛知でプロダクトデザインを学び、インテリアコーディネートの仕事を経て、イギリスの陶器の産地ストーク・オン・トレントで大学院にて大量生産の鋳込みの技術、ceramic designを働きながら学びました。菊本有花の陶芸デザインは手作りと工場の技術プロセスを組み合わせており、実際に使ってくれる人のことをかんがえて、入れ物としてだけじゃないちょっとしたアイディアが考えられています。

 

Education


2001-2005  

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Product design course, Art education course,  Department of Education, Aichi University of Education, Japan

愛知教育大学教育学部造形文化コースプロダクトデザイン卒業

 

2012-2013

Master of Art , Contemporary Craft (Ceramics), University for the Creative Arts, UK

UCA芸術大学現代工芸陶芸コース修了

 

2014-2016

Master of Art, Ceramic Design, Staffordshire University, UK

スタッフォードシャー大学院陶芸デザインコース卒業

 

 

Award

 

2015. Future Light International Ceramics Competition

 

 

Working Experience

 

Ricordi & Sfera Ltd.

Takara Standard Co., Ltd.

New Ashgate Gallery

Staffordshire University Campus & Commercial Services

Derby Japanese School

Reiko Kaneko Design Ltd.

Riso Porcelain Ltd.  李荘窯業所

Artist in Residence

2014

Ceramic Caltual Park, Artist in Residence, Shiga, Japan

滋賀県立陶芸の森アーティストインレジデンス修了

2016

Banks Mill Studio, Derby University, UK

​バンクス・ミルスタジオスタジオアーティスト

 

 

Exhibition

 

 

2013.06

New Designers 

Business Design Centre, London, UK

 

 

2013.09

MA de show 

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

 

 

2013.10

ISCAEE Ceramic Symposium in Antalya, Turky

 

 

2013.11

Dandelion 

Crypt Gallery, London, UK

 

 

2014.03

Canary Whalf Window Gallery  (Solo Exhibition) 

Canary Whalf Shopping Cemtre, London, UK 

 

 

2014.08

Little Planet  (Solo Exhibition)

Shigaraki, Shiga, Japan

 

 

2014.10

Green Marche 

Gallery Fukamidori, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

2015.03

Ceramic Sale in the Park 

Burgess Park, London, UK

 

 

2015.04.26

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Altrincham Grammar School for BoysMarlborough Rd,Hale, WA14 2RS, UK

 

2015.06.12-06.20

Show & TELL Degree Show 2015

Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

 

 

2015.06.24-06.27

New Designers 

Business Design Centre, London, UK

 

2015.09.24-09.27

Ceremics in the City

Geffrye Museum, London, UK

 

 

2015.09.08-09.11

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Old Granada Studio,  23 Belfield Rd, Didsbury, Manchester, UK

 

 

2015.10.10-10.11

Innovations in Ceramic Arts

The Guildhall Cambridge, Market Square, Cambridge, UK

 

 

2015.10.21-10.22

Future Lights International Ceramic Competition

Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

 

 

2015.11.12-15

Hand Made in Britain

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

 

 

2015.11.28-29 &12.5-6

Lowe and Co. Pop Up Shop

Manchester, UK

2016.02.12-16

Ambiente

Messe Frankfurt, Germany

 

2016.04.23-05.28

Eastern Aethetics

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

2016.06.10-06.18

Show & TELL Degree Show 2016

Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

2016.06.29-07.01

New Designers 

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2016.09.23-09.25

Ceremics in the City

Geffrye Museum, London, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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