John Baymore at River Bend Pottery

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Hamada Tomoo-san is the grandson of former Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji, and continues to work in the famous pottery town of Mashiko in

Tochigi Prefecture.  He fires a noborigama kiln

along with his father Hamada Shinsaku, as well a single chamber wood-fired salt kiln. Tomoo-san is pushing outward in new directions with his use of

form.  His skillful and playful use of overglaze

enamels harkens back to his grandfather’s

wonderful handling of his aka-e brushwork.