TAKESHI YASUDA – TAASA Review December 2009


This article was originally found in the December 2009 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 18, Issue 4, Page 19).

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Everyone benefits from exchanges that occur at events such as the Australian Ceramics Triennale, held Sydney in July this year, where Japaneseborn ceramic artist Takeshi Yasuda was a generous presenter and demonstrator, offering a quiet philosophy developed over many years of practice in three very distinct cultures. I own a few of Takeshi’s pieces and I continue to be delighted by his work.

I use his ceramic vessels, something I know would please him as he sees his pots as a focus in our daily lives, not just as visual objects.

His work has luscious thrown rims and generous curves and is all about touch as he converts this soft material with masterly confidence into exuberant and exaggerated forms. On his website, Yasuda states: `After 40 years of handing this strange material called clay it continues to amaze me...