Products by Yumiko Katsuya

Born in Japan, Yumiko became a Canadian resident in 1971.  She started pottery in 1983 when she joined the Hill Potters Guild in Richmond Hill, Ontario where many of her works have won Juror’s Choice and continue to be displayed in their permanent collection today.  Member of the Toronto Potters from 2005 to 2015.  Moved to Ottawa and joined the Ottawa Guild of Potters in 2016.

Although her work covers a variety of styles, fans have described them all as having a peaceful quality.  This can be seen in the exquisite beauty of her signature crystalline pieces and the inviting cheerfulness of her sweet “Wildflower” collection.She has a passion for creating functional art, utilizing special techniques and glazes such as Fretwork, Neriage (swirled colored clay), and Crystalline glaze, to materialize her ideas.  Captivated by its ethereal quality, Yumiko has been focusing on further developing her use of crystalline glazes in recent years.