An exhibition of new work to coincide with the publication of 'Yasuhisa Kohyama : The Art of Ceramics'
The catalogue accompying this exhibition has texts which are extracts taken from the book, for which we would like to thank each of the authors:
Susan Jefferies, Michael R.Cunningham, Yoshiaki Inui and Jack Lenor Larsen
as well as the publisher, ARNOLDSCHE, for their collective generosity and assistance.
Yasuhisa Kohyama was born in Shigaraki, Japan in 1936.
He currently lives and works in Shigaraki and travels regularly to Europe.
Kohyama has played a significant part in reviving the use of the traditional Japanese 'Anagama' wood fired kiln, being the first potter in the area to build such a kiln since the Middle Ages. He is a contemporary master of the ancient practice of Sueki, a method that originated in southern China, which accounts for his unglazed yet glassy surface textures.
His pieces are collected internationally and exhibited widely in Japan and overseas. His work is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as several museums in the Netherlands and Germany.