We talked to Yuya Masamura of the Shoenuen Yuyama kiln, who continues to create a deeply container with the delicate expression of carving and the texture of soil.
 About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshop
Shoenen, located in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, is a pottery of Mino ware. The second generation Yuya Masamura, along with his first generation, Kanji, continues to make a bowl that makes use of the texture of the soil.
Mr. Kanji, who worked for the potter, became independent and opened his pottery, Shoenen, in 1997. It is said that Yuya also went on the ceramic path due to the influence of his father, who is more particular about the building.
"After graduating from high school, I learned the basics of ceramics in Tajimi Kogyo Major, and then made with my parents for about 20 years. I usually make production centered on requests from trading companies, but about 5 years. I have been making my own original vessels for a long time, and I have been exhibiting at craft events and ceramics festivals in various places while working as "Yuyama Kiln". "
With the increasing number of opportunities to sell directly from our hands to users, according to the current lifestyle and needs, people can propose not only the vessel you want to make, but also a person you want to use. It seems that it has become.
 What you are working on and conscious to stimulate your five senses.
It is said that Masamura's willingness to make works is caused by the reaction of customers who meet at craft events in various places.
"I made a variety of designs and shape vessels between normal tasks and started exhibiting at craft events in various places. I have the opportunity to interact with customers who have never used it before. The following works, such as "I wanted this kind of vessel", "The image of Mino ware has changed", "It's wonderful", and exchanges such as "I want a slightly larger size" and "Can you do this?" I use it as a reference for making. "
The reason why Masamura -san's feelings and life of Masamura -san want to be close to the feelings and lives of Mr. Masamura is born without spare time.
 What you value and commitment in the work production, what you want to convey through the work and what you want to fulfill
Mr. Masamura mainly creates works to maximize the texture of soil, to decorate the traditional "Ho". A ho is a technique in which the surface of the base of the base is used to shave the surface of the base by using tools such as spatula and canna before drying the rod -molded pottery clay. The rim plate series of "Lorier", one of the representative works, has a series of laurel leaves by ho ho on the rim of the vessel, enhancing the nuances of soil that are slightly different one by one and conveys the warmth. I am.
"We carefully engrave while adjusting how to insert the blade and adjustment of the blade depending on the difference in soil and drying. It takes time to decorate dozens of pieces, but we are proud to make a depressed depressed. "
While taking advantage of the traditional techniques of Mino ware, the kind of soil unique to the soil, the various expressions created by the various combinations of soil and glaze, you can be excited about what kind of dishes to serve. Masamura is aiming for a vessel. "
 What we are trying to inherit traditional technology and culture and what we want to challenge in the future
The East Agricultural Region in Gifu Prefecture, where the Yuyama kiln is located, is the production area of Mino ware, and is the largest pottery production area in Japan, which has a wealth of resources such as soil and glaze necessary to make it. Mino ware is also rich in mass production in large factories, so it seems that the price may have a low price, but there are many potters with a particularly discerning pottery, so it would be nice to make grilled foods that make use of traditional techniques. increase.
"My pottery is performing most of the processes by hand, so I can't make a lot of manufacture at one time, but I use them one by one to make or soybeans. It is also a land where organs, such as Tsuchiya, glaze shop, mold shop, fabric shop, painting shop, gather. We are making ceramics every day to disseminate the charm of Mino ware with these specialists. "
Masamura's vessels include the compassion for the people who use the vessels, and the desire to protect the production area and convey the goodness of handicrafts.