About Designer

 

  OVO ceramics was founded in the spring  of 2013 by Yuka Uchida. 

  Yuka is a Japanese designer who studied architectural design and worked as an interior designer. After going abroad to the United States, she studied fine arts such 

as print making. 

  She is also interested in product design and got experience in this field working at a furniture company in NY, but she still prefers to be involved with fine arts.  She decided to design products using ceramics, which enables her to mix her interests in craft and product design. Her design taste is more minimal with simple colors. She focuses on using porcelain, taking advantage the rich white warmth that exudes from the material.

 

日本の大学で建築を学んだ後、インテリアデザインの仕事に従事。その後、渡米し家具メーカーに勤務しながら版画や陶芸を含むファインアートを学ぶ。磁器のあたたかな白さやフレキシブルさ、ルールのない創作活動に魅了され、陶芸を初めてまもなくの2013年にOVOceramicsを立ち上げ米国を中心にジュエリーやテーブルウェアーの販売を開始。

 

  I deeply enjoy working with porcelain. I find it relaxing and refreshing. Porcelain is an organic material that has been used for jewelry since ancient times. When working with it, I want to put another life into this ordinary but beautiful material. With its natural texture and its flexibility, it allows me to focus on shape more than color. I want to bring beauty to the porcelain, and also a modern style to this ancient material.
  Working with porcelain gives me the opportunity to create by my own vision. I am very happy to share my idea with poeple through my work.

 

2013年よりニューヨークをベースに日本の練り込みの技術を使った磁器のテーブルウェアーやジュエリーを世界に展開。2017年夏から横浜を新たな拠点に加えアジアへの展開を予定しています。

磁器にフォーカスし、素材そのもののマットな温かい白さを活かしながら“練り込み”の伝統的なテクニックの着色のみにより模様付けされた布がモチーフのテーブルウェアー、Hagire(はぎれ)コレクションや彫刻風ジュエリーを特徴とします。 クラフトマンシップによるミニマムなデザインの融合を目指しています。

Handmade Ceramic Jewelry

&

Tableware

Online shop at Etsy

by OVOceramics