Terufumi Miike is a metalist.
I was impressed by his respected work with his big effort and I almost cried.
He made handmade engage ring, marriage ring and gift boxes of them.
These days, chasing the fashion boom and making any product by mass production is ordinary.
We have the sense that we had been used to be this society .
After reading his concept and process of work,
It gives us opportunity to rethink about “producing things affectionately by handmade work is so precious.”
He does all his best to client’s order.
No, he achieves more than client’s request.
When he makes the product , his work has great care with full of love for each one’s details.
This affection is not only for art work, but also for client, who use this one.
I think that the gift is originally form of such a love.
He seems enjoying every process of works.
Looking at his process of work, it makes us feel fun as it looks like reading a story.
His feeling of enjoyment of work is overflowing, so this happiness feeling infect others.
“The most important thing is that not only making form , but also make thought into the form.”
“I change all production into custom tailoring and chose a style,
which doesn’t keep stock as much as possible recently.
This choice is not only reducing the waste, but also
I can include as much as possible full of affection to my work and it shows thanks to clients.
Even if the number of production decreases,
the finished works are pleased very much by the clients who ordered.
I produce all a box, a package as well as work one by one by handicraft.”
He said that.
Recently he starts doing apprenticeship of the Higo Zougan, 肥後象眼,
craft which is a traditional hand craft of Kumamoto with the history of 400 years.
From now on, he will produce new style works with traditional handmade craft.
What style of works he would show us next time?
Looking forward to seeing it so much!
More his works at