Japanese ceramics and artisan made housewares

Yoshimitsu Ishihara

After graduating from the Tama Art University Department of Scupture, potter Yoshimitsu Ishihara went on to attend the masters progarm at Kyoto City University of Arts. He later returned to his hometown of Fukuoka where he built a Makigama (wood-fired kiln) and began production of his ceramics. Ishihara uses locally dug clay from the area around his home. Most of his work is hand-built and wood fired resulting in its organic shapes and subtle tones.