Takayuki Sakiyama

Born 1958 in Shimoda, Shizuoka, Japan.

Established a kiln "Hidaka-gama" in Izu, 1987

Takayuki Sakiyama lives near the sea on the Izu Peninsula where he create his swirling rippling stoneware sculptural vessels.  His series ‘Chōtō’ - Listening to the Waves - along with their unique sand glazes, are intended to remind you of the ebb and flow of the ocean and its currents.

His work is in major Collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, Musée national de Céramique, Sèvres, Paris, France. The Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, USA, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA and The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK.

In 2021 Takayuki Sakiyama was awarded a special mention at the LOEWE Craft Prize. Work by all of the shortlisted artists was displayed virtually at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Takayuki Sakiyama artist portrait

Selected Works


Chōtō: Listening to the Waves, 2019

H 29 x W 39.5 x D 30.5 cm