Based in Japan, Yumi makes pots with porcelain and carves them by hand. In Japan, there are many auspicious motifs - more so when the pattern is continuous. Motifs with un-broken patterns are associated with prosperity.
I like to carve these continuous motifs, loved by Japanese people from long ago, on my pots - they also function as talisman, to bring good luck.
1972 Born in Tokyo
1995Graduated from Keisen University, Tokyo. Studied abroad in Italy
2006 Entered the Kasama College of Ceramic Art
2007 Began apprenticeship at the Hamada Pottery under Tomoo Hamada
2012 Trained at the Leach Pottery for one year
2014 Established personal studio in Hamura, Tokyo.