The traditional wood-firing techniques of historical potters from his native Shigaraki, are evident in the work of Yasuhisa Kohyama. He has played an important 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 medieval times.

Kohyama's powerful and sculptural work has been exhibited widely in Japan and overseas including at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Musée National de Ceramique Sèvres, France.

Above: Yasuhisa Kohyama, arranging ikebana at Galerie Besson

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Yasuhisa Kohyama Mar - Apr 2008
Japanese Crafts Sep 2006

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