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.