Teppei Yamashita / 山下 鉄平



Teppei Yamashita was born and raised in Imari, Japan, world renowed for its ceramics and porcelains. In 2006, he graduated from Arita College of Ceramics, an outstanding institution of traditional Japanese porcelain and ceramic education. He specialized in reinterpretation of traditional wares for everyday usage.


After participating in two group exhibitions in Japan, Yamashita moved to Turkey. He held his first solo exhibition in Istanbul, titled ''Flower Birds''. This exhibition selected as the primary ceramic art exhibit of ''Japan Year 2010 in Turkey''. In 2012, he held his second solo exhibition in New York, USA, titled ''Crossover''. He participated in group exhibitions in Turkey, Japan, USA and Italy.


In his work, Yamashita seizes the connection between the traditional and the modern. He interprets the traditional motifs of both his home country of Japan, and his residence country of Turkey, with original figures and contemporary, innovative forms.


Teppei Yamashita continues to live in Istanbul and creates his art at his own studio.







In memory of the 25th anniversary of Brisa




The Story Behind Design

The Japanese crane which symbolizes long life and loyalty in the Japanese culture and the Demoiselle crane, which is the messenger in Turkish folk songs and which symbolizes luck, abundance and hope in the Turkish culture carry over the symbol flowers of the both cultures symbolizing intercultural friendship.







Crown Sculpture - for Elephant Lifestyle Quarterly







Teppei Yamashita joins " East & West " Exhibition in Molfetta, ITALY



The 6th '100 Artist Exhibition' is an international exhibition hosted at Sala dei Templari in Molfetta, ITALY, during the month of July. Sala dei Templari is the city hall for exhibitions and conferences that has been renovated the ancient temple.



Venue : Sala dei Templari  Molfetta BA , ITALY


Opening Reception : July 6    19:00 - 21:00

Exhibition : July 7 - July 29











Teppei Yamashita's Solo Ceramic Exhibition in New York






Ouchi Gallery

170 Tillary Street, Suite 507, Brooklyn, NY11201