Katsufumi Baba, a Japanese potter based in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, has dedicated his life to ceramics. Despite initially studying law, his passion led him to pursue a full-time career in pottery. In 1995, he embarked on a two-year journey through Europe, immersing himself in the techniques of European potters.
Upon returning to Japan, he apprenticed for two years with a local potter before establishing his own studio in Kurume in 2003. Katsufumi's focus lies in crafting functional beauty, creating pieces meant to be enjoyed and utilized throughout one's lifetime.