Masayoshi Oya

Japanese Ceramicist based in Sweden

Masayoshi Oya presents Japanese craftsmanship with a Nordic touch. He is now based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Masayoshi Oya

With an aesthetic rooted in both Japanese and Swedish culture and design traditions, Masayoshi Oya pairs simple shapes with playful glazes to create striking tableware and ceramic pieces.

He hand-works shapes on the potter’s wheel, often cylinders of varying heights, to create porcelain ‘canvases.’ In painting each piece, he is both evoking a random behaviour as the glazes play off the porcelain base and creating a pleasing balance between form and design.

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