Listening to the Waves



Sakiyama Takayuki 崎山隆之

(Japanese, b. 1958)
Overall: 57.1 x 58.4 x 44.1 cm (22 1/2 x 23 x 17 3/8 in.)
© Sakiyama Takayuki
Location: not on view
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After graduating from the Osaka University of Arts, Sakiyama spent three years traveling Japan in search of the perfect seaside village in which to build his studio.


Sakiyama Takayuki creates works in stoneware with a specially developed glaze incorporating sand. He established his kiln in 1987 on Japan’s Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, an area known for its dramatic ocean views and beaches. His preoccupation with the sound and rhythm of the ocean tides informs his pieces. While this work is sculptural, featuring linear textures on both exteriors and interiors, it is also functional as a vase.
Listening to the Waves

Listening to the Waves


Sakiyama Takayuki

(Japanese, b. 1958)
Japan, Heisei period (1989–2019)


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