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Yuca Morita 森田 由花

– 1978.2.27 Born in Osaka city, Japan.

Itonoko-shi
In 2001 I graduated from Osaka Univercity of Arts in textile design.I specialised in the art of traditional Kyoto kimono dyeing.
After graduating I moved to Okinawa to study at Okinawa Prefectual of Arts in which i studied the traditional Okinawan style of Kimono dyeing,after graduating I met “Thomas Kaiju” the sun of an artisan imperial jeweler so studied under him school “Kazari School of Jewelry” the skill of jewelry making.
“Thomas Kaiju” also taught me the basic skill of “Itonoko” which means “coping saw method” like a paint brush to create Jewelry art.


– 1978年2月27日 大阪府生まれ
糸鋸師
2001年大阪芸術大学工芸学科テキスタイルデザインコースを卒業する。その後、5年間沖縄に移住。沖縄県立芸術大学大学院を修了する。沖縄の伝統工芸を中心に制作する中で、「宝飾の彫刻家」と呼ばれる宝飾作家統滋海樹(トーマス・カイジュ)氏と出会う。氏のカザリスクールオブジュエリーにて、ジュエリー制作を学ぶ。

日本の伝統文様を取り入れた新しいジュエリーを制作・発表する。糸鋸を絵筆のようにあやつる「糸鋸師」として、独特な和の世界を表現する。


Artist Statement

I try to create jewelry that brings out the charm and beauty in the wearer.
My inspiration for creating my jewelry comes from the delicate Japanese sense of beauty throufh traditional Japanese arts especially Japanese Kimono.

日本の伝統と私の感性で、日本人の繊細な美意識を表現したい。身につける人の内面からの美しさを引き出すようなジュエリーを目指す。
私の作品は身につけるアートである。


略歴


  • 2001 Graduated from Osaka University of Arts
  • 2006 Graduated from Okinawa Prefectual University of Arts a master of arts
  • 2008.6 “Kazari School of Jewelry Exhibition 2009″ at art salon of Ryubo department store in Okinawa
  • 2008.9 Winner of Pearl jewelry contest
  • 2008.11 Group exhibition “Trinity” at gallery Oroku in Okinawa
  • 2009.7 “Kazari School of Jewelry Exhibition 2010″ at art salon of Ryubo department store in Okinawa
  • 2010.8 “Kazari School of Jewelry Exhibition 2011″ at art salon of Ryubo department store in Okinawa
  • 2010.10 Solo exhibition “UKA” at “Design studio” in Osaka
  • 2010.12 Group exhibition and sale “Okinawan Christmas” at LEQUIO laboratory in Okinawa
  • 2011.7 Solo exhibition “流 -ryu-” at the art gallery of Nishinomiya Hankyu department store in Hyogo
  • 2011.10 Solo exhibition “UKA vol.2″ at “Design studio” in Osaka
  • 2011.12 Group exhibition “Amrita winter festa” at Gallery Amrita in Osaka
  • 2012.3 Solo exhibition “Hanahirari” at De.Clare gallery and shop in Osaka
  • 2012.12 Group exhibition “2012′ presents” at Gallery Amrita in Osaka
  • 2012.12 Group exhibition “gift of winter” at Glass studio Gallery ku- in Osaka
  • 2013.2 Group exhibition “Present of Valentine ” at Glass studio Gallery ku- in Osaka
  • 2013.3 group exhibition “Selected works from Japan 2013″ at Michi gyallry in NY
  • coming soon.