Yamada Kazu 山田和 Japanese, b. 1946

Born into a renown family of Tokoname potters in Aichi, Yamada Kazu’s inspirations lie in the works of Suzuki Osamu and Kato Tokuro. His works show deep respect for Shino wares, where deep overglazes showcase the vivid colours that accompany them. The coarse clay texture of his work can still be seen through his skilful employment of iron and wood ash glazes.