Born in Chiba, Japan
Receive practical training on pottery making
Move to Mashiko, Tochigi and work as a pottery trainee
Travel around America and participate in the pottery workshops for 6 months
Travel around Japan by bicycle, visit the pottery towns and participate in the pottery workshops for 1 year
Establish my own ceramics studio in Mashiko, Japan
Q:About own style
A decorative technique called “Slipware” is primarily used in my pottery works. (“Slipware” technique originated in England and it was introduced to Mashiko, Japan by Shoji Hatama.)
I will add slip to a hardened body of clay, and then I will draw lines and patterns on top of it.
Mashiko is a quiet and peaceful town and the people here have multiple talents.