"Miyaji's furniture epitomizes the genius of Japanese design where form and function come together." -Midori Oka, Former Curator - Peabody Essex Museum
Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji is a master furniture maker who has been working with Urushi (Japanese Lacquer) and wood for more than thirty years. She has perfected her brilliant technical skills at the Kyoto City University of Art, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters degree. In her recent work, Miyaji references the design of "Chigai Dana," traditional display alcoves found in tea rooms and Japanese homes. She incorporates traditional as well as contemporary patterns using various methods of Kawari Nuri (making pattern) techniques, combining layers of urushi, paint, and polishing to bring out intricate patterns and colors.
Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji's work is in the collection of the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and the Kamm Teapot Foundation.
Please join us on Saturday, December 8th from 3-5pm to meet the artist and learn about her intricate lacquer technique.
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