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Sara Japanese Pottery Celebrates 30th Anniversary 🗓 🗺

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Sara Japanese Pottery 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Tuesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 28
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Die Firma – 32A Cooper Square

Admission: Free

Run by the husband-and-wife team of Naoki and Kumi Uemura, Sara Japanese Pottery opened in 1989 specializing in Japanese tableware created by both Japanese and American artisans. Later the Uemuras expanded to showing and selling works of glass, bamboo, textile, lacquer, and even iron sculptures. Sara carries art and functional pieces created by well known artists, but the Uemuras also have a deep commitment to bringing up-and-coming artists’ work into the public eye.

In celebration of Sara Japanese Pottery’s 30th anniversary, 30 artists of all walks of life gather to the newly established art gallery Die Firma. Generations both old and new will collide to showcase their work in both traditional and contemporary styles. This exhibition is not limited to ceramics; it will also feature paintings and sculptures as well.

Sara Japanese Pottery, Japan, NYC, Die Firma, art gallery, exhibition, 30th anniversary, ceramics, pottery, glass, bamboo, textiles, ironworks, artists
Girl Flower Vase by Mai Kitai

Japanese ceramicist Hanako Nakazato and Fujiko Enami, who works with murrine glass, will join Vermont’s Malcolm Wright, sculptors Paul Chaleff and Tim Rowan, and master blacksmith James Garvey at the opening reception.

Participating Artists:

  • Joy Brown
  • Paul Chaleff
  • Fujiko Enami
  • James Garvey
  • Koichi Iinuma
  • Kayo Inaba
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Mai Kitai
  • Ushio Konishi
  • Lana Kova
  • Kazuhiko Kudo
  • Shigeyoshi Morioka
  • Yuriko Morioka
  • Hanako Nakazato
  • Takashi Nakazato
  • Akihiro Nikaido
  • Kazu Oba
  • Makoto Oki
  • Teppei Ono
  • Stephen Rodriguez
  • Tim Rowan
  • Gen Saratani
  • Yuri Sato
  • Ruri Takeuchi
  • Julie Terestman
  • Jack Troy
  • Ann Tsubota
  • Mike Weber
  • Malcolm Wright
  • Shumpei Yamaki
  • Katie Yang
  • … and more!

Exhibit Hours:
Monday and Tuesday – by appointment only
Wednesday through Saturday – from noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – closed

Please note that the exhibit is not at the store’s Upper East Side location. To schedule an appointment, please call Sara Japanese Pottery at 212.772.3243. For more information, please visit Sara Japanese Pottery’s website.

Featured image: Yozora Murrine Glass Tea Ceremony Bowl by Fujiko Enami