Koji Hatakeyama (b. 1956)
2006, bronze, 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" (18 x 18 cm)
A cast bronze polygon box and cover patinated in mottled reds, browns and black, the inside with gold leaf
Molecolo - Ritsue Mishima (b. 1962)
2005, glass, 10" high x 9" wide (25.5cm x 23cm)
A tall oval glass vase applied with random attachments
Circuit Bird - Ayumi Shigematsu (b.1958)
2006, ceramic, 14" x 14" (36cm x 36 cm)
A large organic shaped clay sculpture
Naoko Serino (b. 1962)
2005, jute, 8 3/4" high x 10" wide (22cm x 25 cm)
An abstract sculptural roundish form made from jute fiber
Many of the dealers who have abandoned Notting Hill have done so to exhibit at the more prestigious art and antiques fairs. One such gallerist is the brilliant Katie Jones, a forerunner in the field of contemporary Japanese crafts.
Aside from her regular appearances at the June Olympia, Ms. Jones can also be found at The International Asian Art Fair in New York (which has been canceled this year) and the recently launched Collect at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
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