Yuji Murakami is a uniquely philosophical ceramist, aiming to theme his work around the various creative perspectives he’s developed through the years. A key goal, he says, is to forge connections with his audience through simple, everyday works. Indeed, he creates functional pieces for everyday life, pieces that are rich with warmth, clarity, and honesty.

The intricacy of clay work captivates Murakami, who describes himself as utterly devoted the unique bond between the human hand and clay. It is during that process where his imagination thrives.