Shohei Ono

Born in Aichi prefecture in 1985 and currently making pottery in Kami, Kochi.  Shohei was raised watching his father, the potter Teppei Ono, making things with his hands.

Shohei started off in pottery making his own pots using clay that he dug from the mountains, and glazes that he made from scratch. He makes pieces that take into consideration what the person holding the object will feel when they touch the piece. 

The blue ash glaze is not produced by using a glaze that turns blue. Rather, the iron in the soil he digs and the iron in the ashes of the glaze he blends combine during the firing process to produce this color.