Takeshi YasudaBorn: 1943
Place of Birth: Tokyo
Yasuda Yasuda trained at the Daisei-Gama Pottery in Mashiko from 1963 to 1966 and established his first studio there. His early work consisted of ash-glazed stoneware. In the late 1990’s he developed his cream-ware, using porcelain clay without any additional colour and subsequently he began to experiment with celadon glazes. Since setting up a second studio in Jingdezhen, China in 2005, he has continued his development of celadon, working with many different varieties of porcelain clay. Most of his pieces are intended for the serving of food, generous dishes, plates and jugs, which encourage the celebration and ritual of a meal.
Yasuda settled in Britain in 1973. He has taught at various art schools and universities across the UK and was Professor of Applied Arts at the University of Ulster. From 2005 until 2010 Yasuda served as Director of the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, after which he established his own studio in the Jingdezhen Sculpture Factory. His work is held in major public and private collections worldwide, including Victoria and Albert Museum.
Sansai Pedestal Dish (View 1)c.1990stoneware, cream glaze with alternating rich brown and green 'Sansai' style pours running into the wellH:16cm D:36.5cm£1,800Prov: Private Collection Wiltshire. Previously in the Philip Elmslee Collection