Yumi Nakamura “Lidded”

Metal artist Tomomi Nakamura's solo exhibition will be held at OVER THE COUNTER from Friday, December 1st. For her second exhibition at A&S, the theme of her work is about "lids" in various sizes.

Event details

This is a new body of work, which was made in request the owner of A&S, Sonya Park, who thought of the idea after seeing her teapots displayed at our previous exhibition ‘Objects to Boil Water.’ In addition to the teapot that was the source of the idea, there will be a collection of the artist’s signature cans, as well as a furnace stand.


We hope you will enjoy viewing Tomomi Nakamura’s metalwork, all made from a single sheet of metal, which is fired, beaten and hammered into shape designed with her unique sensibilities. We look forward to welcoming you.

  • From Friday, December 1st to Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00 to 15:00, reservations are mandatory.
  • Those who wish to make a reservation, please contact us through our general contact form. The window will begin from 12:00 on Friday, November 24th.
  • Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed once we are fully booked.
  • Reservations are now fully booked.
  • A selection of her works is limited in quantity and will be sold by lottery. Please ask a member of staff at the time of your visit.


“When you see something with a lid in front of you,

You naturally imagine the space under the lid.

The invisible anticipation.

The surprise and pleasure when you open it.

The act of opening a lid is always enjoyable.

I made lids for the very first time.

I opened it, closed it and carried it with me.

I welcome you to please come and take a look.”


― Yumi Nakamura


Metalworker. Born in Saitama in 1981 and majored in interior design at the Musashino University of Art. She lived for three years in Tokoname, in the Aichi prefecture, where she encountered and drew inspiration from the diverse regional craftwork. She returned to Tokyo in 2008, where she first began exploring metalwork while also working at a design studio. In 2012, she moved to Nara and set up her workshop, devoting herself full-time to the craft of metalwork. The beautiful shapes that she forms by burning, tapping, and launching a single metal plate belie the simple tools of their making. Her pieces become more attractive with use and, over time, will show the influence of the user’s hand.



Yumi Nakamura “Lidded”


December 1st (Friday) — December 10th (Sunday) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
The artist will be present: December 1st (Friday) & December 2nd (Saturday)
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays

  • For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.