Hometown: Notogawacho, Shiga
Lives and Works: Izo Pensinsula
Taizo Kuroda is one of the most important artists in Japanese contemporary ceramics. He began his training in Canada in the 1970s, and returned to Japan in 1981 where completed his apprenticeship under the master ceramicist Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who later became a Living National Treasure of Japan. In 1991, Kuroda built his home and studio in Futo, Izu Peninsula in Japan.
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