I am a potter living and working in Takeo, an area situated in Saga prefecture, on the island of Kyushu, Japan. My specialty is a type of Karatsu ware (唐津焼, Karatsu-yaki) sometimes called Takeo ware. I mainly work using a technique called Mishima (三島手, Mishima-de). I use a stamp called an inka (印花) to create inlays. Since each item is handmade, they are all slightly different, but I think this adds to the character of the items. I want to try new things without being bound by tradition.

If you are interested in my work, please check out the shop page, as well as my Instagram page (@yasuhiro_watajima) where I will post information on new items and restocks.

If you have any inquiries please send me a message directly at the address below: