Kensuke Fujiyoshi

Japanese, b.1966

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Kensuke Fujiyoshi – New Porcelain Sculpture

Kensuke Fujiyoshi – New Porcelain Sculpture

17th Nov 2022 - 23rd Dec 2022, Sladmore Mayfair

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Kensuke Fujiyoshi produces traditional Japanese porcelain tableware, as well as his own special brand of miniature figurines, sculptures and boxes in fine porcelain.  His exquisite, porcelain animal boxes have become a much-loved feature in the Sladmore exhibition programme.

‘Pottery is something fragile. But if handled carefully it can last hundreds of years. My aim is to make things that will be loved a thousand years from now.”

Kensuke Fujiyoshi lives and works in Fukuoka Japan and from his studio creates expressive calligraphic drawings and designs rooted in Japanese tradition which translate to his porcelain sculptures. Each one expresses something new and unique.

Fujiyoshi’s artwork is based on the inherited Japanese culture of traditional handicrafts known as Hizen-touji, the traditional technique of porcelain making which has been based in the northern part of Kyushu, called ‘Old Amari’ or Arita’, for hundreds of years. His modern take on the figures and boxes produced there over the centuries, uses the same modelling and porcelain making skills, but adds his own special wit and love of the natural world to give us his unique covetable creations.

The intricately sculpted and painted boxes feature perfectly fitted lids, which when removed, reveal a beautifully decorated interior. Fujiyoshi uses a wonderfully imaginative combination of creatures and patterns to reflect some of the character or habitat of the animal he is sculpting.

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Kensuke Fujiyoshi

An original, contemporary ceramic sculpture entitled ‘Zebra box’ by Kensuke Fujiyoshi (Japanese, b.1966). This unique hand painted and glazed porcelain box was made in 2023 […]

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