Mori Togaku 森 陶岳 Japanese, b. 1937

A leading potter of traditional Bizen firing techniques, Mori Togaku 森 陶岳 (b. 1937) has epitomized wood-firing techniques with the large Momoyama-inspired climbing kilns that he has built. Not only have his spiritual inclinations influenced his works, but his works are also historically informed. His kilns are made using Muromachi-inspired firing techniques, and heavily inspired by Chinese Sue ware forms. His reintroduction of the Ogama to modern and contemporary pottery has revived the Bizen craft.