Mio Yamaguchi was born in 1992 in Aichi, Japan, and graduated from Aichi University of Education Graduate School. Since 2020 she has been studying ceramics at the Ishoken Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center.
Yamaguchi’s works were selected for the 3rd Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa, the Hagi Grand Prix IV / Hagi Uragami Museum in Yamaguchi, and the 11th International Ceramics Competition MINO, Japan.
“I feel that my fascination with the natural world’s use of repetition and clusters appears in my work as I consume and absorb the world around me. When I mold clay, my consciousness blends and binds with the material and the natural world. I use a repetitive process to convey my thoughts into the texture, such as my struggle of swaying between the desire to live freely, and falling under the pressure from societal expectations. These thoughts and emotions are absorbed into the clay.”
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