Working in many pottery-making regions of the world after high school, Koichi Uchida’s travel experiences ended up informing his work as a ceramicist. By observing multiple methods of pottery-making, he ended up receiving not only an artistic but cultural education as well.

His exposure to different forms allows his works to take on varying styles, shapes and textures, from bronze tea ware to white porcelain plates and jars. The Matsunaga Jian Memorial Museum was re-opened in 2002 in order to display his works.

Uchida has held exhibitions in various countries throughout the world, including Japan and in New York.