Yumiko Yasufuke makes functional pottery at her studio in Gifu. Her works revolve around the use of muted colours, such as blacks and greys, but she sets these off with unique undertones to give them a unique twist. To create these textures she often disturbs the glazed surface after the initial glazing, creating a rustic aesthetic that looks as if they have been broken down by nature.
Her inspiration then is bound to be her surroundings, as well as nature itself, but cooking is also a vital part of her creative process. Originally her love for pottery sprouted from her interest in cooking, which even to this day inspires most of her new designs. Hoping to make functional tableware that compliments different foods and textures that she conjures up in her mind, we certainly think she has achieved this and we’re proud to present a small collection here.