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Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida

Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida Porcelain maker
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Czech, English, Japanese
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By appointment only
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+420 608814466
© Studio Porcelain

An international outlook

  • • Vladimír and Yasuyo work exclusively with porcelain
  • • Vladimír is self-taught while Yasuyo trained in ceramics
  • • Only a few individuals worldwide use their technique

As a child, Vladimír Groh had a peculiar hobby: modelling porcelain from a Czech factory in his neighbourhood. Years later, this one-time architecture student became head of the Czech Association of Ceramists. He started to travel the world, including to Japan. However he actually met his Japanese wife in his homeland, when Musashino Art University graduate Yasuyo Nishida was attending a symposium in the Czech Republic. It was the start of not only a love story but also a working partnership. Now, when they are not participating in exhibitions, residencies and pedagogical activities worldwide, the two globetrotters live in the small town of Louny, where they run a studio. The pair's unique cultural mix and rare technique make their work one of a kind.

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Works

  • © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
  • © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
  • © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
  • © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
  • © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
Photo: © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
Zik Zak cups – Double Blue

These special cups were handmade from white porcelain clay and meticulously hand painted with different layers of black and blue. Each piece is unique and was created by pouring liquid clay into a plaster mould, left to set for the desired thickness and fired at a high temperature.

Height 10 cm

Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida Porcelain maker
Photo: © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
Zik Zak cups – Pastel Lights

The Pastel Lights collection was inspired by Vladimir and Yasuyo’s very different cultural origins and is an expression of their collaboration. Each piece was handmade from high fired porcelain, slip casted into a mould and decorated with the shellac resist method.

Height 12 cm
Height 13 cm
Height 14 cm

Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida Porcelain maker
Photo: © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
Zik Zak vase and stage plate – Pastel Lights

The Pastel Lights collection was inspired by Vladimir and Yasuyo’s very different cultural origins and is an expression of their collaboration. Each piece was handmade from high fired porcelain, slip casted into a mould and decorated with the shellac resist method.

Height 24.5 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Height 4.5 cm

Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida Porcelain maker
Photo: © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
Pastel tray and plate

These pieces were handmade from high fired white porcelain using the slip casting method. The glaze has a smooth pastel finish and a beautiful layered effect for depth of colour.

Width 22 cm
Height 4.5 cm
Width 17 cm

Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida Porcelain maker
Photo: © Vladimir Groh and Yasuyo Nishida
Palacinky pancake plates

The Palacinky pancake plates were handmade from white porcelain clay and meticulously hand painted with different layers of colour. Each piece is unique and was created by pouring liquid clay into a plaster mould, which was left to set for the desired thickness and then fired using the reduction method.

Width 16 cm

Vladimír Groh & Yasuyo Nishida Porcelain maker

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