School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Yasuo Hayashi

Born: 1928, Japan, Kyoto

Ceramicist. Hayashi studied painting at Kyoto Arts College. After serving in the Naval Air Force, he learned pottery from his father. He became interested in avant-garde ceramics and helped set up Shiko-Kai, a new ceramic group in 1947 with whom he exhibited for the next 10 years. In 1957 he left the group and exhibited his sculptural ceramics independently. Between 1962 and 1977 he was a member of Sodeisha, another ceramic group that emerged from post-war Japan. He became Professor of the Arts Craft department at Osaka University in 1972.

He has travelled extensively, teaching and exhibiting throughout his career, and in 1990 was Artist in Residence at Canberra School of Art, Australia. He visited Wales, appearing at the International Ceramics Festival in 1995. Using coil building techniques, he forms curvilinear cubes and cylinders which create optical illusions revealing inner geometrical areas such as floating platforms or prisms by creating areas of light and dark.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Abstract form] C1320 Ceramics