I’m passionate about ‘colours’ and their ‘combination’. The colors and texture of my pottery are inspired by Japanese woodblock print (ukiyoe) and naturally dyed fabrics and wools.  My work is also influenced by my Japanese background and my education in the UK, which allows me to create a fusion between ‘contemporary’ and ‘traditional’ ceramics.

I constantly seek a balanced way to bring all these elements together in my work–design, technique, materials, and concepts, hoping that my pottery will fit harmoniously into any lifestyle.

Mayumi Yamashita was born and grew up in the smallest coastal area (Kagawa) of South-West Japan. After graduating with first-class honors in Contemporary Crafts course at Falmouth University (UK) in 2012, she then returned home to set up her own ceramist studio.

“Without the small figures, my work might be just an object but as soon as I put teeny tiny
people onto the piece, it starts to tell a story itself. I enjoy playing with it and
have been fascinated with how the tiny thing affects whole piece.”

~ Mayumi Yamashita

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery Hours
Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

Café Hours
The Cafe is closed for the season
and will reopen mid-April.

Seventh Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 30 - October 6, 2019

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.

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