Kouichi Osada is a ceramic artist from the Hiroshima area of Japan. After undergoing an intensive apprenticeship under a number of masters, and learning a range of skills and techniques, he opened his own ‘Chifulgama’ kiln in 2013.
He makes primarily ash glaze and ‘Kohiki’ pottery using a uniquely thick-walled kerosine kiln that encourages ‘yohen’ kiln effects. He uses natural materials like ‘yamatsuchi’ clay, feldspar, plant and wood ash, and more, which results in an organic, textured finish to his pottery.
He produces collections of Chawan (tea bowls) especially for Koto Tea in both Kohiki and Hakeme glazes. We are proud to offer his work to the world.