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Miyu Kurihara


Born in Germany 1989,

raised in Germany and Japan

Lives and works in London

Miyu Kurihara is a Japanese artist who makes hand-painted ceramics. She draws upon her heritage when creating her ceramics pieces; inspired by both Japanese kimono design and traditional Asian ceramics. All pieces are made by hand and individually drawn with intricate detail.


Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she incorporated these skills into her work and uses traditional blue and white porcelain craftmanship that originate in China and Japan.



2016   MA, Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London


2014   BA, Department of Product and Textile Design, Textile Design Course, Tama Art University, Tokyo

Selected Exhibitions

2021   "Miniature Masterpieces" - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (Solo)

2019   “London Design Fair 2019“, The Old Truman Brewery, London

            “Ceramic Art  London“, Central Saint Martin, London

2018   “MIYU KURIHARA - Solo Exhibition“, Sway Gallery, London (Solo)

            “London Design Fair 2018“, The Old Truman Brewery, London

            “MIYU KURIHARA - Solo Exhibition in Tokyo“, Tokodo, Tokyo (Solo)

2017   “Ceramics in the city“, Geffrye Museum, London

            “Tent London 2017“, The Old Truman Brewery, London

2016   “Chelsea MA Summer Show“, Chelsea College of Arts, London

2014   “ Tama Art University Graduation Exhibition”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo

2013   “Philia! ”, KS Gallery Hrajuku, Tokyo

2012   “ Meshiagare”, KS Gallery Harajuku, Tokyo

Selected Works

2016   ecute Tachikawa, Tokyo

            - Selected 4 designs for the commercial facility in Tokyo

2014   Takara Tomy Arts, Tomy COMPANY Ltd. Tokyo

            - Selected a design as a wraping paper

Public Collection

University of the Arts London

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