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Ceramics

APPRENTICING TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CERAMICS UNDER A MASTER POTTER

Before moving to Atlanta to become a designer at Calendly, I lived in the Japanese countryside as an apprentice potter. I apprenticed under Michio Kobayashi, a third-generation master potter, at his studio in Kasama, Ibaraki. Kasama is the location of one of the seven ancient kilns of Japan.

There are a lot of parallels between the design and ceramics. In many ways, I view ceramics as the original product design. Learning this craft has honed my ability to focus on details big and small, persevere through challenges, and understanding of form and function. 

Read about how I met my pottery master →

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Designed by Rachel Arredondo