Takeshi Yasuda

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1963-6 Daisei-Gama Pottery, Mashiko, Japan




Current Director of JDZ Pottery Workshop Experimental Factory, Jingdezhen, China, 2005-ongoing

Guest -lectureship in colleges in UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium,

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.- ongoing

Research Fellow: Ceramics at Bath Spa University College, Bath, 2007-2008

Research Fellow: Ceramics and Glass at Royal College of Art in London, 2006-2008

West Surrey College of Art & Design, 1978-1985

Camberwell School of Art & Craft, 1984-1986

Kolding Kunsthandvarkskole, Denmark, 1980-1991

Visiting Tutor in Ceramics & Glass: Royal College of Art, 1997- ongoing

Goldsmiths’ College University of London, 1989-1992

Professor of Applied Art: University of Ulster, 1992-2001

Visiting Professor: Alfred University, USA, 2003

Visiting Professor: China Academy of Art, Hangzhou PRC, 2004

Taught at Visiting Lecturer: Bókhald Myndlistaskolans í Reykjavík, Iceland, 2008/9

“Thought For Food” Aberystwyth Art Centre, 1992

“Young Contemporaries” Victoria & Albert Museum, 1993

“Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award” Auckland Museum, 1995

“Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award”  Shepperton Art Gallery, Australia, 1999


Presentation / Demonstration

Master Class Workshop University of Ulster UK 2010

Keynote Speaker: Australian Ceramics Triennial Sydney Australia 2009

Workshop Australian National University Canberra Australia 2009

Workshop Royal Melbourne Institute Melbourne, Australia 2009

Workshop Auckland Potters Association Auckland New Zealand 2009

Demonstration NCECA Phoenix USA 2009

“Peter Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship Presentation” Archie Bray Foundation Helena USA 2007

“Resident Artist Fellowship Presentation” International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary 2007

Symposium “CELADON” Gallery Handwerk Munich 2007

Seminar “The Shape of Things” Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bristol 2006

Symposium “WHITE GOLD” Royal College of Art London 2006


Public Collections

Crafts Council of GB Victoria & Albert Museum

Cleveland Crafts Centre Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Ulster Museum Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

York City Art Gallery Shipley Art Gallery

Bolton Museum KERAMION, Germany

Gateshead Hove Museum & Art Gallery Norwich Castle Museum

Portsmouth City Museum & Art Gallery Newport Museum & Art G.

Peterborough City Museum & Art Gallery




Helpmann Academy Artist in Residence, Jam Factory Adelaide Australia


Peter Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, USA

Artist in Residence International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungery



Artist in Residence The Clay Studio Philadelphia USA



Artist in Residence Guldagergaad Ceramics work Centre

Museum of Contemporary Ceramics Denmark



Artist in Residence European Work Centre for Ceramics Holland

Artist in Residence Mashiko Messe Mashiko Japan



Ceramics Fellow John Moores University Liverpool



South West Arts Craft Fellow South West Arts



Cleveland Ceramics Residency Cleveland Crafts Centre Middleborough, Sponsored jointly by Northern Arts



Research Fellow South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Sponsored jointly by Welsh Arts Council



Books / Articles

Paul Mathieu “Takeshi Yasuda” Ceramics Monogram Series Published by Marston House in

association with the Arts Council England ISBN 1-899296-21-2 Aug 2004

Sally Boyle “Opening Up” Ceramics Review Sep/Oct2002

Gabriel Gerlt “TAKESHI YASUDA Ein Töpfer zwischen Ost und West”

NEUE KERAMIK Bd.7 Nr.2 April 2000

Felicity Aylieff “Basic Form” Ceramic Review No180 Nov/Dec 1999

Tineke van gils “Takeshi Yasuda noemt zijn werk haif af” keramiek June 1999

Tony Birks “Takeshi Yasuda” la revue de la ceramique et du verre 105 1999

Nicole Crestou “Recontre avec Michael Flynn et Takeshi Yasuda

la revue de la ceramique et du verre 107 1999

David Whiting “Eleven British Potters: History and Invention”

Ceramics: Art & Perception No.35 1999

Paul Vincent “2 Careers in Parallel” Studio Pottery No34 Winter 1998

Paul Mathieu “Pushing Bounderies: The Pottery by Takeshi Yasuda”

Ceramics: Art & Perception No.28 1997

Fenella Mallalieu“A Visit to Takeshi Yasuda” Ceramics Review Jan/Fe Nr151 1995

Paul Vincent “Interview with Takeshi Yasuda” Studio Pottery Aug/Sep No10 1994

Ruark Lewis “Takeshi Yasuda – Visitant” Ceramics: Art & Perception No.14 1993

Peter Timms “Reactivating the senses: Takeshi Yasuda” Art Monthly Australia No.63 1993

Patrick Sargent “Sandy Brown & Takeshi Yasuda” Studio Pottery No.1 Feb. 1993

Gabi Dewald “Sandy Brown und Takeshi Yasuda Hände Kopf und Bauch”

Keramik Magazin Nr.6 1992

Tony Birks “Sandy Brown & Takeshi Yasuda” Ceramics Monthly Vol.40 May 1992

Tony Birks “Ce qui les remplit le mieux c’est leur ame”

la revue de la ceramique et du verre No.45 Mar/Apr 1989

Oliver Watson “Takeshi Yasuda” GLAS & KERAMIEK Jan/Feb 1989

von Wolf E Matthes “Sandy Brown und Takeshi Yasuda” Keramik Magazin Nr.2 1988

Andy Christian “Not so Match A Profile” Arts North February 1987

“Japanese Treasure” Crafts No76 Sep./Oct.1985

Setsuo Kato “Yasuda Takeshi-San” Big Ben December 1985

Mike Brogan “POT ON” INFORM Autumn 1985

Sue Carr “Takeshi Yasuda at Kinfauns” Scottish Potters’ Asso. Newsletter, June 1985

Sandy Brown “The Sensuous Pots of Takeshi Yasuda” Ceramics Review May/June 1985

Ingrid Hornef “Workshops mit Takeshi Yasuda” Keramik Magazin 6/84 1984

Paul Vincent “Takeshi Yasuda; Potter” Oxford Japanese Society Newsletter 1984



“Takeshi Yasuda” Tony Birks Marston House 2004

“TAKESHI YASUDA and the expression of clay” Rufford Gallery 1999

“Cream of Takeshi Yasuda” Dereck Topp Gallery University of Ulster 1997

“New Ceramics by Takeshi Yasuda” Alpha House Gallery University of Ulster 1994

“Takeshi Yasuda” La Galerie du Chateau de Vullierens Lausanne University of Ulster 1994

“Takeshi Yasuda: Ceramics” Touring Exhibition

Cleveland Crafts Centre, Northern Arts, Crafts Council 1987


Recent Exhibitions

2012,2014         Solo Exhibition Beaux Arts Bath UK


2011         Solo Exhibition Paris France


2010         Solo Exhibition Beaux Arts Bath UK



Solo Exhibition Jam Factory Adelaide Australia

“Tableware – An International Collection”

Rex Irwin Art Sydney Australia

“Ningbo Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition 3rd Season” Ningbo China

“Focus” Contemporary Applied Art London UK



“2008 International Tsung-Yeh Ceramics Festival” Tainan Taiwan

“Walter Keeler and Takeshi Yasuda” The Gallery at Bevere Bevere UK

“Cup Exhibition” Contemporary Applied Art London UK



“Salon International de la Céramique de Collection” Paris France

“Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2007” Cheongju Korea

“Celadon Show” Gallery Marianne Heller Heidelberg Germany

“CPA 50 Years” Aberystwyth Art Centre Aberystwyth Wales

“Jug Show” Gallery Besson London

“Celadon” Gallery Handverk Munich Germany



“SOLOSHOW” Beaux Arts Bath

“Group” Loes & Deventer Netherlands

“Pure Porcelain” Joanna Bird London

“To Hold” Farmleigh Gallery Dublin Ireland



“The Shape of Things” Water Shed Bristol

“COLLECT” V&A Museum London



Exhibition “Ceramics Collection” National Museum of Wales Cardiff Wales

Ruthin Craft Centre Ruthin Wales

“Table Manners” Crafts Council London

“Jubilee Exhibition” Loes & Reinier Deventer Netherlands

“SOLO SHOW” Crafts Study Centre Farnham



“International Ceramics Exhibition” Jingdezhen Ceramics University Jingdezhen China

“Taist of China” Pottery Workshop Gallery Shanghai China



“SOLO SHOW” Beaux Arts Bath

“SUMMER SHOW” Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

“SOLO SHOW” Alpha House Gallery Sherburne

“SOLO SHOW” Gallery Flow London



“Japanese Keramiek” Knokke-Heist Culture Centre Knokke-Heist Belgium

“SOLO SHOW” Contemporary Applied Art London

“UNFOLDING” Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea

“SOLO SHOW’ Green Gallery Auckland New Zealand



“SOLO SHOW” Galerie Marianne Heller Heidelberg Germany

“SOLO SHOW” Model Art & Niland Gallery Sligo Ireland

“SOLO SHOW” Green Gallery Tokyo Japan

“SOLO SHOW” Beaux Arts Bath


“The Future Table: Peter Ting Takeshi Yasuda” Sotheby’s London



“SOLO SHOW Oxford Gallery Oxford