Japanese, born in 1958 in Osaka
Lives and works in Japan
After graduating from the University of Osaka, Takayuki Sakiyama settled his ceramic workshop in the scenic mountainous and shoreline landscape of the Izu Peninsula.
Sakiyama sculpts the clays in curvaceous shapes on which he carves a fine plissé. Over the years he has defined and refined his signature features : sculptural vessels in which the interior and exterior join seamlessly covered with a uniquely textured sand glaze. The movement imprinted in the works comes from Sakiyama’s fascination for the tide and waves and the natural curves and undulations of the sea.
His pieces, seemingly shaped by a rough encounter of wind and sand, evokes both the destructive power of a storm and the peacefulness of a Japanese raked garden.
His work is included in major collections including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Musée national de Céramique, Sèvres, Paris; the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia; and the Museum of Art and Design, New York.