OTANI’S | Exhibition – Momoko and Tetsuya | August 18-25


“An Exhibition of Ceramic Works by Momoko and Tetsuya Otani”


Husband and wife ceramicists, Momoko and Tetsuya Otani handcraft their works in a shared pottery studio adjacent to their home in the Shigaraki mountains. Their styles are different – Momoko creating works from iron-rich local clay that has decorative surface texture, while Tetsuya prefers porcelain and a minimal aesthetic. Although there are dichotomies, their pieces are similarly functional for everyday use and combine in perfect harmony at a table setting.

The exhibition expands our selection of Momoko and Tetsuya’s collections to include their full range of work for one week only. In addition to their individual collections, we will present collaboration pieces. One such collaboration, between the duo themselves, is a series of plates that are first made by Tetsuya with his signature matte porcelain, then completed by Momoko’s dark blue hand painted line drawings.

On Friday, August 18, the Otani couple including their three daughters will be present at the Opening Reception of this exhibition, in which refreshments and specialty Shigaraki sake (brought by the Otanis from Japan) will be served. On August 20, there will be a pour-over drip Coffee Demonstration by Tetsuya Otani from 1-2PM.

Full details below:

  • Exhibition Dates: August 18 – 25, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 7- 9PM. Momoko and Tetsuya Otani in attendance. Drinks + refreshments provided.
  • Coffee Demonstration: Sunday, August 20, 1-2PM by Tetsuya Otani.  Coffee served throughout the day.
  • Where: Nalata Nalata, 2 Extra Place, New York, NY, 10003

Please RSVP to the Opening Reception here. All items will become available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis when doors open at 7PM on opening night.

Note: The collection is available in limited quantities. Most items will be available for immediate take away. Pick up dates on a selection of items will be scheduled upon checkout and begin following the final exhibition day.

Poster image by Armando Rafael Moutela

Written by Stevenson Aung

Stevenson Aung

August 05, 2017

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