Craftsman - Kyoko Kondo

After the 2011 Earthquake, the Soma ware birthplace was destroyed by the Tsunami. Kyoko Kondo was forced to move to a new location but was able to keep Soma Ware alive, with the newly set up Kyogetsu-gama Kiln, continuing a tradition that started in the 17th century in the Fukushima Prefecture. It is characterized by its green color and cracking by allowing the clay and glaze to shrink at different times to create its signature cracking.