Ai sent me this photo and great anecdote: "Potter Yoshida Yoshihiko of Mino has been making pots for over 60 years. His work is gentle and full of warmth. I get a sense of awe looking at his work, similar to when I see powerful Jomon pottery. He apprenticed under Arakawa Toyozo, and was also mentored by Hamada Shoji. Yoshida-san was also the teacher of Oregon potter Ken Pincus @kenpincus The black setoguro vase on the left was the first pot that he showed Hamada, and Hamada's advice after seeing it was "You can hit the target when you aim, but the point is to make things that hit the target without aiming." He wrote it on the box and Yoshida-san continues to use these words as his inspiration." Beautiful, beautiful work and a fascinating story from an extremely talented yet quietly humble maker.