Last Thursday we had the pleasure to host the first North American exhibition of famous wood artist Ryuji Mitani. Thank you very much for everyone who came to visit the exhibition during the opening night, we were so happy to have the place packed, especially with summer holidays when many people flee the city to travel or head up north.
We even had a customer from New York come for a 1 day trip just to see our exhibition. What incredible feedback for one of our highest profile exhibitors yet!
Hand carved cups with black urushi lacquer-ware on the exterior, and white on the inside.
A stack of chestnut bread plates with clear urushi coating.
A unique white serving bowl with white urushi Japanese lacquer-ware.
A set of 4 turned cherry wood nesting bowls.
Hand carved lidded boxes made from chestnut.
Delicate hand carved bowls.
Chestnut Butter dishes witha cherry wood knife.
A HUGE hand carved chestnut platter.
Another incredible and larger piece, a hand-gouged walnut tray made from a single piece of wood.
A beautiful hand-turned chestnut salad bowl with lovely grain.
Special cross motif plates.
Dessert dishes inspired by plum blossoms.
Specially made cherry wood sleeves that fit the 3-cup Chemex coffee beakers.
Cross pot trivets.
Ryuji Mitani wood work sitting on our Tea Trolleys in the front window.
A hand carved cherry wood plate.
A Chemex coffee maker with the specially made cherry wood sleeve.
Ryuji Mitani talking to a guest.
Signing a copy of Mjolk Volume III which profiles Mr. Mitani.
Just getting a little busy in the early evening, by midway through the exhibition the store was packed and we had to put the camera away. The event lasted until 1:00am even through the official end of the night was 10:00pm.