James Makins (the website) - Introduction
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James Makins Tea Set December 2002
Welcome to the James Makins ceramics web gallery. It has been opened as a part of YOGalley for YOWorks. James Makins is a NY based American ceramic artist, who is also working in Tokoname, Japan. His exceptional work has been collected by museums such as the American Crafts Museum (now the Museum of Arts and Design), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Museum, and so on. The influence of his work has now spread all over the world. He has begun a new trend. After your visit here, you might recognize much ceramic work under his influence everywhere.

The world of contemporary ceramic art is less known by the general public even though ceramic ware is very common in our lives. James Makins is already a well known artist in this territory. I hope this web gallery will help you to know his work and thoughts outside of that small circle.

Yamaoka Yasuhiro (YOWorks) 2009.

Introduction by the artist:
The Development of My Personalized Aesthetic Perspective (4 pages)
Sake Set (2002)

photo by Yamaoka Yasuhiro,
December 2002, New York