Yuta Segawa is a Japanese ceramic artist who currently lives and runs his studio SGW Lab in London. Segawa first learned ceramic art while living in Japan and China, and he developed his skills for miniature pottery while in London.
Segawa chose to miniaturize the traditional craft of ceramics as a way to challenge himself. “Miniature pottery relates to the issue of the relationship between artists’ bodies and their works,” he says in his artist statement. “It is a challenge to test the limits of what a human body can make on such a small scale.”
Each individual vase is thrown by hand, and many feature perfectly-formed feet and long, fragile necks. Segawa also developed 500 of his own unique glazes. The artist’s collection of tiny vases showcase an entire rainbow of colour and tone.