Takeshi Yasuda is a Japanese potter who was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1943. Yasuda trained at the Daisei-Gama Pottery in Mashiko from 1963 to 1966 and established his first studio there. His early work consisted of ash-glazed stoneware, after which he explored Sancai and Creamware. Most recently Yasuda has been working with celadon-glazed porcelain.
Yasuda settled in Britain in 1973. He has taught at various art schools and universities across the United Kingdom and was Professor of Applied Arts at the University of Ulster. Born in Tokyo and living and working in England and China since 1973, he has taught at art academies around the world in addition to working on his own his ceramic pieces. The porcelain objects at Terra Delft have all been created in his studio in Jingdezhen, China. This clay has two kinds of plasticity: the first occurs when the object has not yet been fired. Afterwards, in the kiln, another manifests itself during firing. Takeshi seeks for solutions to this plasticity; he strives to work with the shifting of the porcelain and to exploit its movement, and particularly not to fight it. His success is reflected in the elegant objects which are sometimes glazed with celadon or gold. An extensive article about Takeshi Yasuda recently appeared in the Dutch magazine KLEI Keramiek, issue 2015-06.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Museum Keramion, Frechen, Germany
Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands