Matsumiya Ryoji is the master potter at the Kanayama Ceramic Cooperative in Goshogawara.
He probably has the largest wood-firing operation functioning in Japan today. Ryoji-san’s
work is all yakishime, using either natural fly-ash deposits or youhen charcoal as
the finishing process.
Matsumiya-san is a dear friend and mentor and I have learned so much from him.