位於星街文化小區的設計廊Maison Huit將於3月21日起舉辦為期一個月的陶藝展，展出來自日本笠間的名家額賀章夫的新作品。本展覽為設計廊與額賀先生的第三次合作，展覽期間Maison Huit將舉辦由清酒達人Elliot Faber主領的清酒Tasting和由二見由紀主持的茶道工作坊讓大家體驗日本陶藝和茶酒文化。
Maison Huit is excited to announce our 3rd collaboration with internationally renowned Japanese ceramist Akio Nukaga to host his solo exhibition in Hong Kong. This exhibition will include new ceramic works by the famous potter from Kasama. The exhibition will run from 21 March through 20 April, the gallery will also be hosting a ‘Sake Tasting’ event with Sake Samurai Elliot Faber and a ‘Tea Ceremony Workshop’ with Yuki Futami as associated events.
Akio Nukaga, born in Tokyo and currently based in Kasama in Ibaraki Prefecture, is known for his rustic and modern ceramic tableware and vases that invite viewers to touch and use. ‘I believe that my works are meant for everyday use with joy and that the most important part of my work is that people can enjoy the organic texture of soil and glaze’, says Akio. Akio often finds inspirations from nature, and this is perhaps the reason why his works demonstrate warmth and subtlety. Akio’s signature collections include ‘pleated work’, ‘Black Au Noir’, ‘Indigo’ and ‘Goma-kohiki’.
Akio is an artist who enjoys and treasures the opportunity to meet his collectors face-to-face, and thus, he tries to attend all of his overseas exhibitions, host workshops and visit local pottery makers. Unfortunately, due to the epidemic, Akio is unable to come to Hong Kong personally this time. However, as the artist has always felt close to Hong Kong and has always been grateful for the support from his Hong Kong collectors, he has decided to continue with this exhibition and send Hong Kong his work as an encouragement and connection to the city.
Maison Huit fully supports the artist’s 3rd exhibition in Hong Kong amongst difficulties, uncertainties and disruptions. We believe at difficult times like this, art is even more important is providing a sense of serenity and connection to our society, and we hope Akio Nukaga’s ceramic works can brings joy and hope to everyone who comes to the exhibition.
Source: Maison Huit
來自日本笠間的陶藝家香港第三次個人展 – 額賀章夫
Third Solo Exhibition of Kasama Ceramist – Akio Nukaga
2020.3.21 – 2020.4.20
Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
G/F, No. 8A St Francis Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong