With an aesthetic rooted in both Japanese and Swedish culture and design traditions, Oya pairs simple shapes with playful and graphic glazing to create striking tableware and ceramic pieces.<br><br>He hand-works shapes on the potter’s wheels, often cylinders of varying heights, to create porcelain canvas’. In painting each piece, he is both evoking a random behavior as the glazes play off the porcelain base, and creating a considered balance between form and design.<br><br>Originally from Tokyo in Japan, Oya moved to Sweden to study at Capellagården and later HDK. So while traditional arts and crafts from Japan has been a great source of inspiration, it’s the mix of the Swedish and Japanese, what he has done, experienced and seen, that inspires Oya nowadays – shaping both his ideas and himself as an artist.

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