Monday, June 25, 2012


In keeping with the theme of Kohyama Yasuhisa, I have uploaded a video I took of Kohyama-san back in 1993 while I was at his studio in Asanomiya, Shigaraki-cho. It is a short video of him throwing a chawan for his upcoming anagama kiln firing, which I participated in. His attention to detail, particularly the lip is why he is well known in Japan and outside for his thrown and handbuilt vessels. At every level, Kohyama-san uses techniques dating back to ancient Shigaraki and Sueki wares instilled with his personal modern approach; the mark of a master potter.

"Working with clay, inspired by nature, I am free to allow creation to happen." Kohyama Yasuhisa

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