Takashi & Theresa Ichihara - Granby MA
We met at a wood fired kiln site in 1983 and knew immediately we were destined to work together. We decided to break away from Japanese traditions and came to the United States in 1985. We were starting on a wonderful journey, and decided to name our studio YUME because of the dream we shared. When we first came to Massachusetts, we did slideshows and lectures explaining the ancient traditions and modern movements in Japanese ceramics. We always look back to those traditional foundations for inspiration as we create our own vision. Even after more than 25 years of making pottery we continue our dream of creating pieces that people enjoy and make a part of their lives. Our greatest joy is hearing how our work has enhanced the lives of those it has touched.