Shinro Yamamoto: Marble Porcelain Matcha BowlCeramics artist Shinro Yamamoto fell in love with the lifestyle of creating beauty by hand and apprenticed with an artist in the mountains of Western Kanagawa before striking out as an independent artist in the early 2000s. Five years ago he established the Yagurazawa Ceramics Studio in Minami-Ashigara City, Kanagawa, and has made a name for himself with his beautiful porcelain marble pieces which blend white, black and occasionally blue and pink colored porcelain.