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Noriyuki Yamamoto, who works at Iwai Kiln in Tottori Prefecture, aims to make "important things in daily life thoughtful". Born in Northern Japan in 1948, Noriyuki came under the influence of Mingei influenced Yoshida Shoya (1898-1972) at the age of 16, and this has formed the basic principles of his philosophy of ceramic art. After meeting Bernard Leach in Tokyo in 1967, he apprenticed at the age of 18 in Tottori, establishing his own kiln in 1971. His first ten years he spent searching for himself through the ceramic medium, and according to him it was 7 turns and 8 stumbles before his first major solo exhibition.
Iwai-gama Yamamoto Noriyuki // Tottori - Japan