i was born in sapporo, japan and came to the
united states in 1995. i began to study pottery making in 1998 and
developed an award-winning signature style.
i characterize my work as “diminutive stoneware”. i favor soft,
understated glazing – influenced by the traditional wood-fired pottery in japan.
i enjoy mixing glazes to achieve unique blends of color and pattern.
all of my work speaks with one voice yet each individual pot expresses
something unique. i have traveled extensively in japan visiting the ancient
kiln sites of imbe, echizen, shigaraki, and mashiko among others.
i have received art training in the united states at cuyahoga community
college. my studio is located on the 6th floor in the artcraft building near
downtown cleveland, ohio.