John Baymore at River Bend Pottery

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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.