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Yukiko Kitahara

Yukiko Kitahara Porcelain maker
Contact
Spanish, Japanese, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 955761783
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Made in Spain, rooted in Japan

  • • Yukiko works with porcelain, a seemingly fragile yet resistant material
  • • She creates essential items in pure white
  • • Her aim is to create objects that will endure over time

Yukiko Kitahara was born and raised in Japan but has been living in Andalucía half her life. Born to a family of sushi chefs, since her childhood she has been learning about the art of cooking and the importance of highlighting food against tableware. This influenced her use of the colour white in her porcelain, allowing the object's contents to play the main role, in harmony with shape. Her workshop, Taller Kúu, is where Yukiko’s vision comes to life. Her creations are inspired both by nature and the environment we live in with its contradictions and faults. Her world is a delicate one, a symbiosis between Japanese and Andalucían cultures, and it is a world that has garnered her international attention.

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Works

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Bol Ovalado, Cabra Montés (Oval bowl, mountain goat)

A mountain goat clings to the end of a bowl, which is part of Yukiko’s collection “live with care”. It was made by pouring porcelain into a polystyrene mould and was created for Japanese commercial food use; it can also be used for dishes such as curries.

Height 5.5 cm
Length 24 cm
Width 12 cm

Yukiko Kitahara Porcelain maker
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Bandeja Cupcake, Cerdo (Cupcake tray, pig)

This porcelain dish with a pig perched in the centre is part of Yukiko’s “live with care” collection. Created by pouring porcelain into a polystyrene mould, the dish was created for commercial Spanish food use, such as for baking muffins.

Height 8.5 cm
Length 24 cm
Width 13.5 cm

Yukiko Kitahara Porcelain maker
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Aceitera (Oil flask)

The handle of this porcelain olive oil flask is shaped like a leopard. The bottle, part of Yukiko’s “live with care” collection, was made by pouring porcelain into a polystyrene mould and was created for commercial use.

Height 21 cm
Length 16 cm
Width 5.3 cm

Yukiko Kitahara Porcelain maker
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Botella Ramón (Ramón bottle)

A dog straddles the handle of this porcelain bottle, part of Yukiko’s “live with care” collection. Made by pouring porcelain into a polystyrene mould, the bottle was created for decanting wine such as Malaga.

Height 17.5 cm
Length 10.5 cm
Width 8.5 cm

Yukiko Kitahara Porcelain maker
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Taza Paloma (Dove cup)

A small bird about to take flight is perched on the handle of this delicate porcelain tea cup and saucer. The set includes a stirrer and forms part of Yukiko’s “live with care” collection. The pieces were made by pouring porcelain into polystyrene moulds.

Height 9.5 cm
Length 7 cm
Width 7 cm

Yukiko Kitahara Porcelain maker

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