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Leading Potter Hosts Ulster Masterclass

One of the world’s leading potters, Takeshi Yasuda, will visit Belfast this week to present a unique lecture organised by the University of Ulster and hosted by the Ulster Museum. 

Born in Tokyo in 1943, Yasuda trained and established his first studio in Mashiko. Over the past twenty-five years he has become one of the foremost potters in the world with his work displayed in galleries across the globe. 

Currently Director of the Porcelain Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, Yasuda specialises in porcelain and celadon but has also worked extensively in ash-glazed stoneware, san cai and creamware. 

A second lecture will be presented by Felicity Aylieff, a senior tutor in ceramics at the Royal College of Art, whose work crosses the boundaries of ceramics and sculpture.  

These events form part of a series of lectures and masterclasses by internationally recognised artists of ceramics, silver and jewellery and textile art. The series is organised annually by the Ulster Applied Arts Group based at the university’s Belfast campus. 

Takeshi Yasuda’s lecture will take place on Wednesday 3 February and Felicity Aylieff’s lecture will take place on Thursday 4 February at 1pm in the Ulster Museum Belfast. For further information contact: 08456080000.