photo Yoshihiro Koide

Yoshihiro Koide

I use Kotokoname clay. I collect the raw clay from all over the Chita Peninsula and refine it myself, and use an anagama (cave) firewood kiln for firing and reproduce Kotokoname ware; this is my life’s work. I mainly create large-size ceramics such as bowls, dishes, and pots. I often use natural glazes. The majority of my works are yakishime (ceramics fired at high temperatures and without any applied glaze).

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Career

  • 1941
    Born in Segi, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture
  • 1975
    Established an anagama kiln on the ground
  • 1977
    Established an anagama kiln
    Submitted to the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts, Yomiuri Ceramics Exhibition, Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    (1977-1994)
  • 1994
    Re-established the anagama kiln due to deterioration of the previous kiln. Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition soon after
  • 2003
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition 9 times to date

Award

  • Received the Incentive Award 3 times at the Chozasho Ceramic Art Exhibition