Sakiyama Takayuki

Tidal Forms

June 10 – August 22, 2014

Large swirling vessel with diagonally incised linear patterning with orange edges, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
14 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 18 5/8 in.
Inv# 8535
SOLD

Round swirling double-walled vessel with diagonally incised cascading folds, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
9 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 13 1/8 in.
Inv# 8526
SOLD

Swirling double-walled banded vertical vessel with diagonally incised linear patterning, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
14 x 14 x 14 1/8 in.
Inv# 8532
SOLD

Large banded open-mouthed and double-walled vessel with incised linear sharply edged folds, 2012
Stoneware with sand glaze
14 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/8 in.
Inv# 8527
SOLD

Open twisting double-walled sculpture with incised linear carving, 2012
Stoneware with sand glaze
16 3/8 x 14 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.
Inv# 8540
SOLD

Swirling double-walled vessel with incised linear banding, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
9 7/8 x 13 1/2 x 13 5/8 in.
Inv# 8531
SOLD

Round wide-mouthed double-walled swirling vessel with slanted side and incised linear patterning, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
12 x 15 1/8 x 15 3/8 in.
Inv# 8534
SOLD

Oblong swirling double-walled vessel with gently cascading folds, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
9 1/4 x 16 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.
Inv# 8533
SOLD

Round banded double-walled vessel with incised linear design on cascading folds, 2012
Stoneware with sand glaze
11 x 16 x 15 1/4 in.
Inv# 8528
SOLD

Oval swirling double-walled platter, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
6 1/8 x 21 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.
Inv# 8529
SOLD

Vertical double-walled vessel with diagonally incised cascading folds, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
16 1/8 x 10 x 10 in.
Inv# 8525
SOLD

Carved partially double-walled water jar with diagonally carved linear patterning, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
6 1/2 x 8 x 7 3/8 in.
Inv# 8548
SOLD

Carved partially double-walled swirling vessel with incised linear patterning, 2013
Stoneware with sand glaze
5 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.
Inv# 8549
SOLD

Press Release

Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd. is delighted to announce its fourth solo exhibition of the works of Sakiyama Takayuki (b. 1958). The artist continues to expound on his series: Chōtō- Listening to the Waves. Focusing now on the power of the ocean, the artist created these highly sculptural ceramic works to evoke the sublime nature of the waves and currents.

Sakiyama continues to mine the rugged coastline and beaches of his home on the Izu Peninsula for inspiration. The surfaces of his strikingly unique centrifugal forms give the appearance of having been made from sand. A special glaze that he developed highlights the intricate designs, which the artist achieves by carving the clay. Moving and receding across the surface, the texture also echoes raked Zen Gardens. These substantial double-walled vessels maintain true to their functional origins while conveying a highly sculptural quality.

Sakiyama’s place is firmly established in the canon of modern Japanese ceramics. Several of the artist’s vessels were recently featured in publications and exhibitions at major U.S. museums including: Through the Seasons: Japanese Art in Nature, Stone Hill Center, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Bamboo Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection: Japanese Ceramics for the Twenty-first Century, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
Additionally, the artist’s work can currently be seen in Evolution of Chinese Ceramics and Their Global Influence, a rotating installation on the Great Hall Balcony of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.