Hi there!

My name is Yoshiharu Yamashita, Yoshi for short.

I am originally from Japan but in 2001 I made one of the biggest decisions in my life and came to the UK to do a university degree course.

Being so far from home was not easy to begin with but life in the UK has turned out to be better than I could ever have imagined when I made that decision.

I am currently based in Cardiff, UK.


I code for a living and for fun.


When I am not coding, you can find me quite literally getting my hands dirty creating pots in my small home studio.


Haru and Yama are Japanese words that mean “spring season” and “mountain” respectively.

In creating this website, I hope to showcase my work and also to share some of my experiences in pottery.