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About Yasuo Terada

 Yasuo Terada was born in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture in 1948. He graduated from the Sculpture Department of Tama University of Art in Tokyo. He is a fourth generation master potter working in the traditional Oribe style in Seto City, Japan where the history of pottery dates back 1300 years. Inheriting classic Japanese pottery in his blood, through his creative process, including sculpture, Terada expresses himself in clay and brings the medium to the wider realm of contemporary art, far beyond pottery as craft.

Terada is a lecturer at Aichi University of Education and an art advisor at Chukyo University. He has published extensively on clay, glazing and kiln building. He has also given numerous public lectures and held many workshops all over the world, including Canada.

Terada’s work has been exhibited in shows since the 1970’s in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom and is represented in both private and public collections worldwide.

His installations have been exhibited in Japan at the New Aomori Airport (Aomori), Fudoki no Oka Park (Hiroshima), Chukyo University (Nagoya), and at the Kenkokuji Temple (Nagoya).