"Ash glaze is known to have first been used in the Yin (Shang) dynasty of China (16th century BC).
“Ash” made by burning grasses and wood is used as glaze. On Japanese old earthen ware as well, ash glaze was applied to produce a green color.
In my ceramic works I am particular about natural ash glaze.
I want to keep creating beautiful shapes in harmony with the glazes by making the best use of the characteristics of ashes made from burnt vegetation and wood, such as sunflowers, grapes, Japanese cedars, or figs.
Honors and AffiliationFull member, Japan Kogei Association
Member, Kyoto Association of Craft Artists