Large Bowl, 2016; porcelain with enamel and gold in the kinran-de style;
h. 10 1/8 x w. 20 1/4 x d. 18 1/2 in. (25.7 x 51.3 x 46.8 cm)


Vase, 2012; porcelain with enamel and gold in the kinran-de style; h. 7 3/8 x dia. 16 3/8 inches (18.5 x 41.5 cm)


Vase, 2010; porcelain with enamel and gold in the kinran-de style; h. 9 1/5 x dia. 18 1/10 in. (23.5 x 46 cm)

Yoshita Yukio (b. 1960)

Born into the Yoshita family of porcelain artists and as the son of Yoshita Minori, a Living National Treasure, Yoshita Yukio forged an independent style in his works that echoes traditional Kutani over-glaze techniques of his native Kanazawa and at the same time reflective of his own aesthetic sensibilities. Yoshita’s expressions with colors such as the faded pastel shades that recall frescoes of the Italian Renaissance and poetic representations of color akin to watercolor drawings on porcelain surfaces, are his special achievements. His works are standouts amongst the bold-colored and smooth surfaces of traditional Kutani wares.

Yoshita applies pastel matte glazes to the white porcelain bodies of elegant vessels, often painted in overlapping or blurring abstract patterns. He also uses metallic over-glaze gold to highlight the designs. Yoshita’s works are housed in museums both in and outside of Japan, such as at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana.

Yoshita Yukio (b. 1960) Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

Asia Week, New York, US
Kikuchi Biennale, Musée Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Embassy of Japan, Washington D.C., US
Heritage: Japanese Works of Art by Contemporary Artists
Contemporary Kōgei Art Fair, Tokyo International Forum, Japan

Selected Public Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana US; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Komatsu City Museum, Ishikawa, Japan; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan