The Product: Porcelain jewellery brooch with Japanese waves design
This delicately hand-painted, blue and white porcelain jewellery showcases Japanese symbolism in miniature. The repeating waves motif traditionally represents the desire for a peaceful, tranquil existence. This patterned brooch design would make a thoughtful gift for fans of elegant, artisan-made craft, handmade jewellery or Japanese design.
The brooch originates from the studio of talented, Japanese ceramicist Miyu Kurihara. The Frankfurt-born artist studied art and textile design in both Japan and London. She employs traditional brush techniques to decorate each porcelain brooch by hand. Watch this fascinating short clip to see the artist at work in her ceramics studio. Miyu draws upon her heritage, taking her cues from traditional blue and white Asian ceramics, as well as Japanese kimono designs. The results, however, possess a decidedly modern sensibility.
The brooch is a quirky and delightful addition to any outfit. I can imagine it pinned to a linen lapel, used to fasten a plain silk scarf at the neck, decorating a collar or even pinned to a beret or hatband.
These petite, porcelain jewellery brooches measure approx. 3.5cm in height x 2.5cm wide. They are glazed, come with a simple pin fastening on the back and are each signed by the artist. See here for alternative brooch patterns. Queries or questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email here.