Yamashita san is a Japanese potter based in London. Arriving in London in 2000 to study English, she was captivated by an encounter with the work of Grayson Perry in a London exhibition. Since then she has gained her ceramic education at various London institutions finally graduating from the University of Westminster.
Her work is mostly on the potter's wheel applying surface decorating techniques that stem from Japanese and Korean traditions. Her forms and subtle decoration mark her out as a maker of great restraint and sophistication. Mizuyo's work has been a feature of the gallery's exhibitions since 2016.