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IPAT ~International Porcelain Artists and Teachers’s Show

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, competition, Dragon, Fantasy, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

I attended one of the biggest porcelain shows in Florida,  the States in August. I went there with my friend, Fresia from Bolivia.  During the show we enjoyed watching the Cirque du Soleil at Disney, going to a big shopping mall and Universal studios. We had a great time there, and after the show, we flew to Huston to Cheri Holder’s international painting studio and took two classes from my mentor, Patrizia Arvieri. I can’t write everything on this blog entry, and I will write step by step.  First of all, I want to focus on writing the IPAT show.

It was my first time to attend the show and I met a lot of Japanese porcelain artists there. I made friend with them, and it was great! I really appreciate their friendships!! Thank you, Yumiko Okumura, Etuko Hanajima, Rumi Agawa, Satomi Totten, Kazuyo Tanaka, Syuuko Kishida, Yurimi Sakashita and Sachiko Teramura. I especially had a great time with Satomi Totten! I took the same classes from patrizia Arveri at Cheri’s painting studio with her. It was so nice. All of them are so talented artists. I got a lot of influence from them. I am looking forward to seeing them again somewhere!

 

IPAT show

IPAT show

 

The show had some display tables where we can show our pieces and it also had some tables for the competition. I entered two pieces and got a silver ribbon and a bronze ribbon. It became a great memory for me.

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

My Bronze Ribbon

My Bronze Ribbon

 

Japanese Gold Fish

Japanese Gold Fish

 

My Silver Ribbon

My Silver Ribbon

 

I also did a demonstration of our dying art from, Kutani. It was my first time to show Kutani in the American show. Many people came up to my table and I received a lot of questions. I am so glad that may people in the States are so interested in Kutani.

 

My demo at IPAT show

My demo at IPAT show

 

My Demo at IPat Show

My Demo at IPat Show

 

I won a lottery and got two hand painted pieces by my portrait teacher, Cookie Barton! I was extremely lucky!!!!!!

 

The show was so much fun, and I am looking forward to going to the next show with Gay and Rikki!

 

 

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Salon Blank International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, competition, Fantasy, International Convention, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, Modern Style with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

How’s the weather in your place? In Japan we are in the mid of spring, and I really enjoy it. I love spring because I was born in April. My parents told me when I was born, the cherry blossoms were full blooming. I guess that’s why I love cherry blossoms and spring.

This spring, an exciting thing happened to me. I tried to get in Salon Blank International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, and it’s my first try and got a prize to two of my pieces. Since it was my purpose to got a prize and get into the show to show my artwork ( I mean if I wouldn’t get a prize, I couldn’t get into the show.), I’m super happy 🙂

Here are my pieces.

I painted a floating bosastu. Bosatsu means buddha. We have several curving floating bosatsu in Kyoto, and when I saw them with my friend from America, I thought they were so pretty. I really wanted to paint them.  I painted the floating bosatsu with the Kutani techniques and the Western techniques.  This piece is a test piece for me to paint more floating bosatsu. I really want to paint all floating bosatsu with this idea soon! I can’t wait to show my new piece of floating bosatsu to you all!

A Floating Bosatsu

A Floating Bosatsu

 

Next one is my cat.

Jiji

Jiji

Jiji is my kitty’s name, and he came to our house last June. Since then, I really really love him. Painting Jiji was so much fun. This piece is my imagination, and we don’t have mice at home. He is really playful, and he is peering through mice to play with them or maybe to eat.

I think it’s one of the hardest parts for us painters to make our pieces closer what we imagine in our mind. I’ve always been struggling with this, but to be honest with you that’s why I love painting. Meanwhile, I really enjoyed painting Jiji, and you will see my kitty’s pieces more from now on!

Jiji

Jiji

 

Jiji

Jiji

 

Jiji

Real Jiji

I’ve gotten in the book of this art show’s collections.

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

The exhibition was in Tokyo, and I couldn’t go there.

Some of my friends who live in Tokyo took some photos of my pieces for me. So, I want to show them to you as well. Thank you very much for the photos, Yukari-san, Jiro-san, Hiroko-san, Toshio-san and Emiko-san.

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

I also bring these pieces to PAC BC convention in Canada, http://pacbcconvention.wordpress.com/

See you there soon!

 

A Sake Bottle with the Kutani Techniques

Posted in Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, landscapes with tags , , , , on January 27, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

Today’s entry is the Japanese style! It’s a sake bottle and I painted it for my mom. She doesn’t drink at all, but she wants to use it as a vase.

The design is twisted, and it’s a feature of Kutani tableware. Isn’t it a unique style?

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

I hope you like our Japanese style!!

A Demo at The Decatur Guild Meeting

Posted in Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , on December 27, 2013 by yumi

Hi there again!

Today’s entry is my demo piece at the Decatur guild meeting.  Dixie belongs to the guild, and she set it up for me.

I showed the Kutani techniques there, and the guild members enjoyed painting with the techniques.

I love exchanging different culture and I’m so glad that I could do it!

Thank you so much, Dixie!

Kutani Plate

Kutani Plate

 

Kutani Plate

Kutani Plate

 

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I think they are the first American painters who tried to paint Kutani. They did a great job!

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Preparing a New Year Day!

Posted in flower painting, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , , on December 25, 2013 by yumi

Hi all!

Thank you for visiting my blog entry for Christmas. I really appreciate it.

Today I want to show the Japanese style, and it’s also one of my newest artwork.

I painted a sake bottle with the Kutani techniques. Although I designed it, it’s a typical design for Kutani.

On one side we paint a repeating pattern called komon, and on the other side, we paint a different pattern.

Only kutani has such the unique style.

I gave the sake bottle and a pair of sake cup to my in-laws last weekend as a Christmas gift.

My father in-law especially loved my hand painted the sake bottle and he said he can’t wait to drink some sake with it on a New Year day!

I’m so glad that they loved them.

I still have two more my hand painted sake bottles and I will show them next time!

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Don’t you think the sake bottle has a very unique shape? This is a feature of Kutani tableware.

Thanks for visiting!

Japanese Noh Masks

Posted in American Syle, International Convention, Japanese, Japanese Style, Uncategorized with tags , on July 11, 2013 by yumi

Hi friends!

It’s been a while since I posted the last blog entry. In Japan it’s getting hotter and more humid, and the weather makes me tired easily.

I hope everyone is fine and having fun.

I painted this vase for the Mexico convention in 2013, and hopefully everyone likes it.

Japanese Noh Masks

Noh Masks

I painted Japanese Noh masks on a vase to show off a part of Japanese culture.

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

The gold parts are raised paste and gold work.

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

It’s my first time to paint Japanese objects with the Western techniques, but it was so much fun! I enjoyed designing, painting and everything!

I have several ideas about Japanese objects, and I gradually want to show my new ideas from now on!

A Kutani Bowl for Paula

Posted in Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, My Trip, The GA Seminar by the Sea Porcelain Art School with tags , , , on April 4, 2013 by yumi

Hi friend!

Spring comes and cherry blossoms are fully in bloom now here where I current live. I will post the cherry blossoms pictures on my other blog soon!

Stay tunned to my other blog!

http://yumiyumayume.wordpress.com/

Today I show you my new Kutani piece.

http://www.kutaniyaki.or.jp/english/english.html

I painted it for my American friend, Paula. I met her last year at Tybee. She is friends with Suzanne, the owner of the GA school by the sea porcelain arts school in America, and Suzanne introduced me to her. She invited me to her really lovely house, and we had a great time!

She lived in Japan for several years because of her husband’s job and while living in Japan, She had been teaching English to Japanese students. She has been collecting a lot of Japanese antiques and her house is full of Japanese antique furniture, dolls, vases, plates and stuff. Her house is so organized and like a house from a magazine!

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

A Kutani Bowl For Paula

It was very interesting to look around Paula’s house because she was really good at arranging the Japanese antiques into the Western style.

I took some pictures of her house and want to show them. It seems to be very Western from a Japanese point of view but very unique.

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful House

Paula's Beautiful House

Paula’s Beautiful Hous

I think I’m extremely lucky because every time I go to America, I can make a lot of friends. I’ve been experiencing wonderful things that usually many tourist can’t experience. I appreciate all my friends that I’ve met!

I’m looking forward to visiting her house again and see how she has been decorating my hand painted kutani bowl in her house! When I visit her, I will take the picture and show you!!!

Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful time with me, Paula! See you soon again!!!

-Yumi