Kakurezaki Ryuichi 隠崎隆一 b. 1950

Born in Nagasaki in 1950, Kakurezaki Ryuichi 隠崎隆一 is a celebrated contemporary ceramic artist specializing in Bizen pottery. He is known for his daring forms and tasteful surfaces that show off the variations of Bizen clay. Stemming from what is arguably the most famous pottery center of Japan, Bizen Okayama is home to numerous Bizen potters who take form to a sculptural level. Certainly the work of Kakurezaki achieves this sentiment.