Fumihiro TamuraAichi, Japan
Japanese artisan Fumihiro Tamura is based in Okazaki in Aichi Prefecture, where he was born in 1978. He has been dedicated to making pottery since 2004, and uses local materials from the earth to create his ceramics. Tamura previously taught pottery techniques in Honduras and Cambodia, which has had a strong impression on his own work. His black works are made from a clay mixture composed of soil that Tamura digs up from favorite areas he has found after extensive exploration. He uses a black glaze that is produced from a carefully researched rock that Tamura finds in the mountains and grinds down to a glaze. His lustrous white works are made from a white clay and porcelain stone mixture found in Seto, and finished with a clear, milky glaze.