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Yasutake KONNO

Yasutake KONNO
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Yasutake KONNO
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His interest in antique collections expanded to the world of pottery manufacture. He gradually became disenchanted with mass production and left the factory to train under a folk craftsman in Karatsu, one of the famous ceramic production areas in Japan. The more he learnt the more he became fascinated in the craft. He describes the images he had when starting his own kiln as snow-white scenes of light that can be seen in his native land. His restrained palettes in ceramics have a distinctive feature, which are transformed by firewood and flame.
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1971 Born in Yamagata
1994 Enters the Arita-Toetsu Pottery Manufacturer
1996 Becomes a disciple of craftsman Nakagawa-Jinenbou in Karatsu, Saga
2002 Establishes own kiln in Koesawa, Tsuruoka, Yamagata
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