Since 2003 Melbourne-based Japanese artist Yoko Ozawa has been handcrafting both functional and sculptural works from clay. Her style is defined by a natural looking aesthetic that's inspired by both the Australian landscape and her upbringing in the Japanese countryside.
Ozawa often references the seasons in her collections. Especially seasonal transitions such as fog, wind, rain, light, and shadow all of which inform her glaze choices. The Japanese notion of Yohaku (blank space) also inspires the simplistic but harmonious shapes that she crafts by hand.