Kensuke Yamada was born in Japan and came to the US to attend Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA where he received his BA. He continued his ceramics education at the University of Montana, receiving his MFA in 2009. Since then, he has been a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, MT; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA; and Guest Artist/Adjunct Instructor at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University Philadelphia; a visiting Artist/Ceramics Studio Technician/Instructor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; also visiting Assistant Professor at Centre College, Danville, KY. He is currently assistant Professor at University of Arkansas Little Rock, AR. Yamada is a sculptor that creates layered narratives within his figurative works.