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Yasuhiro Ishida


Yasuhiro Ishida is a potter from the Bizen province in Japan. His career spans over 40 years and combines his longstanding relationship with clay with his dedication to the Chanuyo tea ceremony for which he is ordained a Tea Master.

Ishida san produces work which is true to the Bizen tradition with gradually increased firing temperatures in a wood fired kiln of the sticky, plastic local clays. With their high shrinkage rates and relatively low fire resistance, the work is not glazed but develops glaze like characteristics from ash coursing through the long firings.

His work is either Anagama or Noborigama wood fired with natural ash glaze with colour variation naturally occurring from kiln placement and fly ash.