Potter's profile - Yamada Sou

Yamada Sou is the son of Yamada Jozan the fourth and the grandson of Yamada Jozan the third, a designated living national treasure who passed away in 2005.

1979 - Born in Tokoname City, Aichi prefecture,  Japan

2002 - Completed his studies at the Tokoname Ceramic Research Institute.  
Moved to Tajimi city, Gifu prefecture and  started producing pottery there.

2004 - Moved back to Tokoname and started producing pottey at the Jozan kiln under the  instruction of his father and grandfather. 

2005- Held his first private exhibition at the CEPICA  gallery in Tokoname.

2008- Displayed his pieces at the Aichi  Prefectural  Ceramic Museum under the theme of “Contemporary Tokai Ceramics” .Held a private exhibition of his works at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nagoya. 

2009- Held a private exhibition at Kuroda Touen Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo

Japanese ceramist - Yamada Sou

Japanese ceramist - Yamada Sou

Japanese ceramist - Yamada Sou

Japanese ceramist - Yamada Sou

Wood-fired climbing and cave kilns

Jozan The Third was also firing his masterpieces here.