Shigeyoshi Ichino was born in 1942 in Tamba, Japan, where pottery has been made for seven hundred years. He is the eldest son of Tanso Ichino and was brought up in a potting environment.
After his return to Japan in 1973 he held simultaneous one-man exhibitions in Japan and London. These were followed by succession of successful exhibitions. In 1979 he was host to John Bedding who spent a year at the Ichino pottery learning traditional Japanese techniques.
Shigeyoshi likes to combine traditional and modern methods to make usable pots.