Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she incorporates these skills into her work, and uses traditional blue and white porcelain craftsmanship techniques that originated in China and Japan.
Kurihara’s work is especially influenced by Chinese ceramics from the Ming dynasty. She often visits the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum to study their blue and white porcelain collection. Inspired by the depiction of animals and mythical beasts in classic works, her own work consists of a study of classic motifs combined with her original geometric patterns. In this exhibition, in addition to Kurihara’s signature blue and white porcelain works, she will also present her most recent works using new glazes and materials.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1989, Miyu Kurihara grew up in Germany and Japan, and lives and works in London. She received her BA in 2014 from the Department of Product and Textile Design, Tama Art University, Japan, and her MA in 2016 in Textile Design from the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London.