Isezaki Koichiro (b 1974) is the first son of Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun and is the rising star of the Isezaki family which included his grandfather Isezaki Yozan, one of the early great Bizen potters in the 20thcentury.  Isezaki Koichiro studied at Tokyo Sculptural University and then apprenticed with Jeff Shapiro of New York, who had been mentored by Isezaki Jun. Part of the great Bizen lineage that includes his father Isezaki Jun and Kakurezaki Ryuichi, his father’s highly regarded apprentice, Isezaki Koichiro is making a name for himself with his freely creative pottery, going beyond tradition.  

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