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Rie Tsuruta

MA work

The tactile and functional everyday object that provokes people’s sense of intimacy and the awareness of touch; my work is held, felt and used in the centre of people’s lives. Forms derive naturally from the making process and impressions of landscape in my mind; my childhood fields in Japan and the South Downs in Sussex, looking across from high vantage points. Glaze colours are developed and derived from nature’s seasons, countryside and memory…


My purpose is to create a group of tabletop objects like a still life or landscape in the domestic environment: in other words, landscape made tangible.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2012

  • The tactile and functional everyday object that provokes people’s sense of intimacy and the awareness of touch; my work is held, felt and used in the centre of people’s lives. Forms derive naturally from the making process and impressions of landscape in my mind; my childhood fields in Japan and the South Downs in Sussex, looking across from high vantage points. Glaze colours are developed and derived from nature’s seasons, countryside and memory…


    My purpose is to create a group of tabletop objects like a still life or landscape in the domestic environment: in other words, landscape made tangible.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Plastics/3D Design (First class), University of Brighton, 2007
  • Experience

  • Teaching practice in BA Design Crafts, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2012; Pottery apprentice, The Leach Pottery, St Ives, 2011; Ceramic technician, Tokyo Junshin Women's University, Tokyo, Japan, 2010; Graphic designer and art director, Studio Uni Co Ltd/Tokyo Agency/Lagage & Co, Tokyo, Japan, 1987–2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Home, Designers Guild, London, 2011; Elemental, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, 2009; Ceramic Showcase, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, 2009; Designer Crafts 2009 by Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London, 2009