Aaron Scythe (b. 1971, Auckland, New Zealand) trained at Carrington Polytech in 1988 and East Sydney Polytech in 1989 where he developed an interest in Momoyama pots. In 1993 whilst working at Sturt Craft Centre, Scythe built an Anagama kiln and began investigating Shino glazes. In 1995, Scythe travelled to Japan to study the Minoyaki style of pottery and studied under Koie Ryoji. From 1997 until 2011 he had been based in Mashiko, Japan where he developed Oribe and Kizeto ware, built another Anagama kiln to produce Shino ware and began making porcelain work. Due to the Fukushima meltdown in 2011, Scythe and his family relocated to New Zealand. He is currently based in Te Aroha and has started to explore English slipware methods. Scythe has had over 60 solo exhibitions in Japan. His work has also been widely shown in both New Zealand and Australia and is held in private collections around the world.