Hodaka Hasebe's Profile

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I was born and grew up in Tokyo, and have lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1989 when I started potting. I worked as a market researcher and was involved with many products; foods, soft drinks, magazine, camera and so on.
I learned the importance of making good products.

Why pottery? A potter, it sounds good, doesn't it?
I dreamed of being one for a long time. I was once told not touch clay because it attracts people mysteriously, later days of Picasso, for instance. I have had no formal pottery training except a pottery club during my university days, when I became possessed by the clay.

I love making pottery, especially functional; I call it "Zakki (a bunch of pots)". My pots are designed to be simple, easy to handle, and go with any kind of foods for you to use everyday. Japanese use many different kinds of dishes, colors…

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  • Male
  • Born on March 9
  • Joined November 8, 2007

Favorite materials

white stoneware clay, gas kiln

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Hodakapottery
Handmade high fired functional pottery by...

About

I was born and grew up in Tokyo, and have lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1989 when I started potting. I worked as a market researcher and was involved with many products; foods, soft drinks, magazine, camera and so on.
I learned the importance of making good products.

Why pottery? A potter, it sounds good, doesn't it?
I dreamed of being one for a long time. I was once told not touch clay because it attracts people mysteriously, later days of Picasso, for instance. I have had no formal pottery training except a pottery club during my university days, when I became possessed by the clay.

I love making pottery, especially functional; I call it "Zakki (a bunch of pots)". My pots are designed to be simple, easy to handle, and go with any kind of foods for you to use everyday. Japanese use many different kinds of dishes, colors and shapes, to decorate a meal and a table. Next time you cook or serve a meal, please imagine which dish sets off (cheers up) your meal.

Hodaka Hasebe
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Blog my pottery was featured.
http://threebysea.typepad.com/three_by_sea/2009/04/pour-me-a-pitcher.html
http://tandemantiques.com/page/2/
http://thebeautyyoulove.blogspot.com/2009/03/magnificent-mugs.html
http://andeesigns.blogspot.com/2009/01/throwing-wheel-etsy-faves.html
http://theartofcolor.blogspot.com/2008/03/color-of-day-isturquoise.html
http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2007/12/product-review-hodaka-hasebe-pottery.html
http://ifihadaboat.xanga.com/706320092/i-love-a-great-mug/
http://julesartwear.blogspot.com/
http://etsylounge.blogspot.com/2009/11/casseroles-festive-handcrafted-cookware.html
http://athoughtfullife.com/?p=701
http://artisansgalleryteam.blogspot.com/2010/02/handmade-revolution.html
http://designstyleguide.net/community/blog/2010/02/12/2010-spring-color-trend/
http://odetoblue.blogspot.com/2010/03/etsy-mini-archive-teals-turquoises-are.html
http://thebeautyyoulove.blogspot.com/2011/07/pottery-loved-by-potter.html
http://www.amyestellemetalworks.blogspot.com/2011/12/handmade-holidays.html

Visit the Etsy Mud Team website - http://www.etsymudteam.com

My website is http://www.hodakapottery.com

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