Reid Ozaki was born in 1951 on Hilo, Hawaii. He is now active in Tacoma, Washington. His work incompasses traditional Japanese asthetics. He works primarily with stoneware, with a little porcelain for a few objects. The work is fired in a gas kiln to cone 10(2400° F) in a reduction atmosphere. See "Reid Ozaki: Studio Potter". reidozaki.com. Retrieved 2014-05-04.