Makiko Ryujin

Makiko Ryujin

Makiko Ryujin is a Japanese-born, Melbourne-based woodturner, designer and photographer practising experimental techniques.

Makiko Ryujin completed a Bachelor of Photography at RMIT in Melbourne. In late 2014 she started studying woodwork part-time with her mentor Carl Lutz. By mid 2016 Ryujin was focusing on developing her craft as a commercial practice. Her wood-turning work calls heavily upon her childhood in Japan. The sacredness and form of the bowls within Japanese culture inform the proportions and design of the objects Ryujin creates.

Ryujin first exhibited at the gallery in Designwork 03 in 2019. In 2020, she was commissioned alongside collaborator Michael Gittings to create Saṃsāra, 2020, a site-specific lighting installation for the tearoom and mezzanine at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of NGV Triennial.

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Makiko Ryujin Resonance #10 2022 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 30 x 30 x 14 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #9 2022 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 47 x 47 x 17 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #8 2022 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 47 x 47 x 17 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Pebbles #3 2022 red gum 42 x 35 x 35 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Loop #2 2022 red gum dimensions variable Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #135 2022 radiata pine 39 x 45 x 45 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #134 2021 Charred eucalyptus 20 x 34 x 34 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #133 2021 Charred eucalyptus 20 x 33 x 33 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #132 2021 Charred eucalyptus 40 x 38 x 38 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #131 2021 Charred eucalyptus 17 x 29 x 29 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #130 2021 Charred eucalyptus 19 x 40 x 40 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Shinki #129 2021 Charred eucalyptus 19 x 36 x 36 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #7 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 40 x 40 x 14 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #6 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 47 x 47 x 17 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #5 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 51 x 51 x 17 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #4 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 47 x 47 x 17 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #3 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 51 x 51 x 16 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #2 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 44 x 44 x 16 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Resonance #1 2021 Charred eucalyptus, glass, lighting components 47 x 36 x 19 cm Sold
Makiko Ryujin Impermanence 2019 eucalyptus, steel, michel plating, glass, lighting components 110 x 100 x 12 cm Sold