Born in Saitama Pref. Japan in 1973. Ishiyama is a famous Japanese artist who started making ceramics since he was 18, and it has become a medium to capture his thoughts. Besides working as a ceramic artist, since 2011, Ishiyama is often invited as guest artist to share his passion, ideas and techniques in universities and art centres in different cities of Asia, such as National Tainan University of the Art and Hualien Ceramic Art Center in Taiwan, Uttarayan Art Center in India, Baptist University in Hong Kong. His works have been exhibited in the United States and various Asian countries.