Hayashi Shotaro 林正太郎 Japanese, b. 1947

 

Hayashi is the Designated important intangible cultural property of Gifu prefecture. He has studied traditional Mino ware materials and techniques. Inspired by Gifu’s mountainous terrain often consumed by winter storms, his white Shino glaze is layered onto these sculptural forms, often in thick layers that echo the appearance of ice and snow.