Robert Yellinrobert_yellin_profile_2016

JAPANESE POTTERY SPECIALIST, Japanese Antique Dealer License #491040228600

Robert Yellin is the host of this eGallery and its sister site (pottery knowledge center). Yellin has resided in Japan since 1984. He writes regularly on Japanese ceramics in numerous publications. For ten years he wrote columns for the Japan Times, the largest English newspaper in Japan. For archives of his stories, click here. He has also written for Daruma magazine, and was a former columnist for Honoho Geijutsu, a leading quarterly devoted to contemporary Japanese ceramics. His articles have also appeared in Asian Art Newspaper. Yellin is the author of Yakimono Sanka published by Kogei Shuppan, a book (in Japanese) about sake utensils that was recommended by the Japanese Library Association for inclusion into all public libraries. The English version of this book is available for online purchase.

Stories by Robert have also appeared in WINDS magazine and in Ceramics Art and Perception. Robert is a member of the Japan Ceramics Society (Nihon Toji Kyokai) and his articles have appeared in its monthly publication Tohsetsu.

Robert has lectured at Yale University Art Museum, the Japan Society, New York and Boston, the Mingei Museum, San Diego, New York University (NYU), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

Robert is available to give lectures and lead tours dealing with Japanese ceramics. He is likewise available to request commissioned work.

Sister site e-yakimono

Explore our sister site and pottery knowledge center

It offers over 450 English pages and 4300+ photos on Japan's pottery scene and the styles and traditions of Japanese pottery.
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gallery tour

Join us for a virtual 3D tour of our Kyoto Gallery

We have recently moved our gallery, but remain in the same quaint Kyoto district, and are now right in front of the Philosopher’s Path. The house was built in 1935 by a family in the kimono fabric business, and contains a classic Naka-niwa interior garden… Join us

pdf map

Download our new Location Map

At the intersection of Shirakawa-dori and Imadegawa-dori there is a Bank of Kyoto on the corner, and across the street on the north side is the start of the Philosopher's Path. Please use the map starting from there. Download the map