Takeshi Yasuda trained at Daisei-Gama Pottery, Mashiko, Japan.  He has gone on to teach in many universities in England, such as Camberwell College of Art and Goldsmiths University.  Takeshi is now director JDZ Pottery Workshop Experimental Factory, Jingdezhen but also has his own workshop in Bath.

His work features in numerous publications and public collections, and Joanna Bird have been representing him since 2000.