24392 森陶岳 (備前壷) MORI Togaku
Height 46.2 cm
Diameter 21.4 cm
After graduating from the special art department of the Faculty of Education, Okayama University, he retired from a junior high school art teacher in three years and entered the path of ceramic art.
After building various kilns and firing them repeatedly, he made a plan to fire a large medieval kiln in which Kobizen was fired, saying that the mystery of "the charm of Kobizen" could not be solved with a small kiln.
He built a semi-underground direct flame climbing kiln (total length 46 meters) in the mountains of Aioi City, Hyogo Prefecture, and fired the kiln for 53 days from January 8, 1980, firing a large number of Bizen pottery such as a large jar for making strings.
Immediately after that, he moved to Ushimado-cho, Oku-gun, Okayama Prefecture (currently Ushimado-cho, Setouchi-shi), where he built a 53-meter-long "Sabukaze Ogama" in 1986, 1990, 1994, He burned his work six times in 1999, 2005 and 2011.
From 1997, he started the construction of the "Kanfu Shindai Kiln" (total length 85 meters, width 6 meters, height 3 meters), which is said to be unexplored by his predecessor.
In the summer of 2008, he completed the new cold wind kiln, incorporating the mechanism of collaboration between his disciples and Kobizen during the large kiln era.
He also succeeded in empty-heating to confirm the performance of the new kiln.