Yoshita Yukio Japanese , b. 1960

Born into the Yoshita family of porcelain artists and the son of a Living National Treasure, Yoshita Minori (b. 1932), Yukio forged an independent style in his work that echoes the traditional Kutani overglaze techniques of his native Kanazawa. At the same time, his work reflects his own aesthetic sensibilities.  Yoshita’s experimentation with colors such as the faded pastel shades that recall frescoes of the Italian Renaissance and the poetic representations of color akin to watercolor drawings on porcelain surfaces, are his special achievements. His works standout among the bold-colors and smooth surfaces of traditional Kutani ware, and he applies pastel matte glazes to the white porcelain bodies of elegant vessels, often painted in overlapping or blurred abstract patterns.
Selected Exhibtions 
2013-2018 Asia Week | New York, US
2017 The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition | Japan
2016 Innovation of “Tradition and Avant-Garde,” and the Present Day, The National Museum of Modern Art | Tokyo, Japan
2015 Kikuchi Biennale, Musée Tomo | Tokyo, Japan
2014 Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Embassy of Japan | Washington D.C., US
2013 Heritage: Japanese Works of Art by Contemporary Artists
2011 Contemporary Kōgei Art Fair, Tokyo International Forum | Japan
Selected Public Collections
Indianapolis Museum of Art | Indiana, US 
Victoria and Albert Museum | London, UK
Komatsu City Museum | Ishikawa, Japan 
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art | Kanazawa, Japan