A ceramic artist living in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Mr. Yamamoto is working from his own atelier in nature-rich surroundings where he pursues simplicity or the “beauty of subtraction” as he calls it. His works are recognizable by its sophisticated metal-like texture achieved by a unique glaze which he had created called kuro-yu (deep black glaze).
- BASED IN
- Takeo, Saga Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW
The artist’s aesthetic sensibilities which resonate with the surrounding nature can be seen in his works. Simple wares that complement foods and flowers have a pleasing presence and a fine balance between tension and familiarity.
CRAFT ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Born in Imari, Saga Prefecture, Japan
Graduated from Saga Prefectural Arita Technical Senior High School, Ceramic course
After training in his family kiln named Hojugama, started learning under Mr. Shiro Banura
Opened his own kiln in Takeo, Saga Prefecture
Mainly focused on solo exhibitions
Mainly produce works for professional use, such as restaurants and hotels
First overseas solo exhibition was held in Los Angeles, US