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In June this year we welcomed Makoto to the Mess gallery where he created our mural and visited again the John Julian pottery. There he painted a small collection of works which we are delighted to now offer for sale. As there are only a small number of these works, we are holding them in reserve for the opening of the exhibition.
From Saturday 13 October to Sunday 4 November we will be hosting this exhibition of new work from the collaboration between internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Makoto Kagoshima and designer John Julian, as featured in the October issue of World of Interiors.
Join us for the preview on Friday 12 October at 6:30pm to see the work ahead of the sale opening on Saturday morning. Due to high demand, sales are limited to two pieces per person.
Makoto Kagoshima, based in Kyushu, the southern island of Japan, illustrates whimsical and heartwarming motifs on clay, making each ceramic object a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. His works are designed with a variety of plants and animals, remembered from his childhood and reimagined with the influence of William Morris’ Arts and Crafts detailing in evidence. Kagoshima’s designs are all done freehand. Forms are drawn in pencil on the dried clay, then blocks of colour are applied using a paintbrush. Fine lines are then scratched out to give detail, using the improvised tool of a dentist’s pick and the broken rib of an umbrella.
Sculptor and designer Julian Sainsbury is recognised for his collection of exquisite kitchenware, serveware and tableware. His designs are known for their pared-back aesthetic, neutral palette and finely judged simplicity. Leading chefs, discerning cooks and foodies alike around the world appreciate the sculptural form and the excellent functionality of his enduring classic designs. In 2013, after becoming disenchanted with the restrictions of conventional mass manufacturing, he set up his own artisanal workshop in Wiltshire.
www.johnjulian.co.uk 01722 744805