- Kaki: persimmon or red iron
- Kohiki: white slip
- Shino: Feldspar glaze originally developed in Japan
- Natural wood ash: pottery surface is left unglazed and takes on color and markings during the firing from the melted wood ash
- Celedon: white with hints of green or blue; originally developed in China
kira Satake was born in Osaka, Japan, the artist has been living in the U.S. since 1983 and has won numerous awards here for both visual and music. In 2003 he relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Swannanoa, North Carolina, where he built a Japanese Kyushu-style oil kiln and a wood-fired kiln.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions and awards: Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2007 - National Award for Excellence in Contemporary Clay; The Smithsonian Craft Show, 2008
He is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Piedmont Craftsmen.
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