Robert Yellin's life-long passion for Japanese ceramics began when he moved to Japan over three decades ago. He has lectured and written extensively, including a column for the Japan Times for 10 years, numerous Japanese and US ceramics publications, and in 2004 he published his book "Ode to Japanese Ceramics." His gallery offers some of the finest works available in Japan online at www.japanesepottery.com or at his Kyoto gallery. His online learning site, e-yakimono.net is the foremost online information site for Japanese ceramics. Robert's talk will look at historic potting centers and some classical works and how modern and contemporary ceramic artists are adding their own voices to the ancient traditions, such as Shigaraki, Bizen and works from Kyoto.