Born in the prefecture of Saitama, a prefecture close to that of Tokyo, Ryutaro Yamada graduated from an art school in the Japanese capital. He enrolls in a pottery school, hoping to find a job where he doesn't have to show himself in public.
Yamada makes ceramics in the workshop of the late Ryo Aoki in Fujino, Kanagawa Prefecture, where Lake Sagami is located. He bakes his pottery in wood, kerosene and gas ovens, from raw clay collected near his workshop.
However, the quality of his work was recognized, and he began to appear in public as a popular artist. It expresses its originality through the way of using clay and cooking methods. The delicacy of his works possesses strength and beauty.
MATERIALS : Sandstone from Mino, Gifu prefecture, Japan
TECHNIQUE : Wheel, gas firing
GLAZE : White slip is poured over the entire surface of the red clay, then a transparent glaze is applied and fired at 1250 degrees Celsius. These Kohiki works are made in a gas oven.
COLOUR : Off-white with occasional small black dots
DIMENSIONS : Ø 18cm, height 8.5cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: No, not recommended
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.