Born in the 1958, Sakiyama graduated from Osaka Art College in 1981, and in 1984 moved to Koganezai where he set up a studio and built a special kiln. His work has been selected for the exhibition posters at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée National de Céramiques, Sèvres.
“All of my work is inspired by the sea, especially the natural curve created by the waves. When I was in junior high school I knew I had to find a way to be an artist and live by the sea. For three years after graduating from Osaka Art University, I traveled throughout Japan looking for an inspiring ocean view to set up my studio. I found that ideal spot on the west coast of the Izu Peninsula”.
For more info about Takayuki Sakiyama visit his page in the Mirviss Gallery web site.