Yawaragi Kobo やわらぎ工房

Kazuya Shimizu creates mainly tableware, however his constant challenge is to make dishes that are pleasurable to the eye and enjoyable to use.

Kazuya Shimizu
1973    Born in the Torihama, former Mikata-cho
1996    Graduated from the Faculty of Education, Tokoha Gakuen University (now Tokoha University), majoring in Art
While still a student, studied under Shizuhata-yaki Pottery’s Shin-ichi Aoshima (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Subsequently studied Echizen-yaki
2001    Opened Yawaragi Kobo Craft Workshop
Began on-site pottery classes
2001, 2003    Received an award at the Tsuruga City Art Exhibition
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