The young potter Makoto Saito was born in 1989 in Hokkaido. He graduated from Kanazawa University of Arts and Crafts in 2014. His workshop is located in Seto in Aichi Prefecture, one of the regions of Japan known for the production of ceramics. The region therefore has a long ceramic tradition, but Makoto Saito experiments with clay to produce functional forms with a fresh eye. Makoto Saito is a potter inspired by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. He produces fine and light shapes on his potter's wheel from semi-porcelain clay. Once the pieces have been turned and dried, the porcelain pieces are engobed and enamelled using a natural sponge 4 times. This process makes the color and texture uneven and unique. Makoto Saito's pieces are not just dishes on our kitchen shelves, but are also beautiful objects to observe.