Modern Japanese Ceramics Pottery Contemporary
By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1401443 (stock #1321)
A large circular platter featuring a built in “wing” by important contemporary artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 42 cm (16-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Fukami Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. Born in Kyoto in 1947, he graduated the Kyoto Ceramics Research School in 1965. It was in 1981 that he was first recognized followed by grand prize at the Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition the following year. In ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401414 (stock #1320)
A cylindrical porcelain vase by important contemporary artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seihakuji Totsutsu. It is 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Fukami Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. Born in Kyoto in 1947, he graduated the Kyoto Ceramics Research School in 1965. It was in 1981 that he was first recognized followed by grand prize at the Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition the following year. In ’84 he wou...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1401412 (stock #1319)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An early pottery bowl by female artist Kitamura Junko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakusen Moyo Hachi (Bowl with White Line Pattern). It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kitamura Junko learned under the tutelage of Suzuki Osamu and Kondo Yutaka of the influential Sodeisha. Like Mashiko artist Shimaoka Tatsuzo, her work is influenced by Jomon pottery, however her approach is very different. After impressing patte...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1401002 (stock #1317)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A Pottery box by pioneering female artist Tsuboi Asuka made as a flowing roll of golden brocade inspired by traditional textiles enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19 x 15 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tsuboi Asuka was born in Osaka in 1932, but the family moved to Tokyo when she was 12. She graduated the prestigious and progressive Jiyu Gakkuen (A progressive girls School established in 1921) then moved to Kyoto in 1953, Kyoto, the cit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1401000 (stock #1316)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Jigen Tobako Ceramic Box decorated with a combination of his Time and Space themes with silver Mist exhibited at Takashimaya Department store in 1997 wrapped in a specially fitted silk bag with the Takashimaya pamphlet and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches (22.5 x 16 x 18.5 cm) and in excellent condition. The time of this production marks a turning point in his production we see a combination hear of the time and space theme which dominated his work in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1400891 (stock #1315)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An exceptional work by Kondo Takahiro, three sided decorated with concentric squares triangles and circles in rushing fields of blue wrpped in a yellow cloth pouch and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Jikku tsubo. It is 59 cm (2 feet) tall and in excellent condition enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Created in 1994 it was exhibited at Takashimaya Department Store Gallery that same year in the exhibition "Blue Time 1200". It is also published in the book Kondo Takahi...
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Contemporary item #1400732 (stock #1314)
Takeda Kunisa is an artist who has always sought to move beyond the boundaries of traditional Nihonga and push the envelope of the medium. Here he has created an almost electric pattern of colorful light on a field of crimson and yet presented this hyper modern work in a traditional scroll mounting. Pigment on silk in a silk frame with antique sarasa cloth ichimonji accents, it is 51.5 x 196 cm (20 x 77 inches) and comes with a futomaki roller enclosed in the original signed double wood box ti...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1400718 (stock #1265)
A very contemporary looking shape by Fujihira Yasushi covered in aubergine glaze befitting the season and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuragi. It is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, 13 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The title Yuragi translates to Fluctuation or Wavering, like the undulating rim of this piece.
Fujihira Yasushi was born the son of avant-garde potter Fujihira Shin in Kyoto in 1963. He graduated Kansai University in 1987 before spending a yea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1400660 (stock #1312)
Two lug handles leap from the sides of this traditional form by Karatsu Legend Nakagawa Jinenbo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Mimitsuki Hanaire. Mottled glaze covers the rough clay darkened by flame with flashes of white and blue and crispy chunks of ash and debris clinging to the sides. It is a work which embodies the best of this highly sought artist. The vessel is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakagawa Jinenbo (1953-2011) was al...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1400604 (stock #1311)
A bottle form vase of rough red clay blasted with a profusion of colors running in rivulets over the heavily tactile surface by Nakagawa Jinenbo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Hanaire. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakagawa Jinenbo (1953-2011) was always fascinated with Karatsu ware, and studied under the great Inoue Toya from the age of 24. Several years later he returned to his hometown to establish a climbing kiln of hi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1400450 (stock #1308)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A heavy Oribe vessel of thickly molded clay covered in swatches of matte white and crystalline green spattered with iron by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Hanaire. An exemplary sample of this important artists style, it is roughly 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition, dating circa 1993.
Koie Ryoji, was born in Tokoname in 1938 and graduated the Tokoname industrial school before moving on to work at a tile factory in 1957, where he would los...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1400297 (stock #1307)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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It is a privilege to introduce this incredible sculpture by the young female ceramicist Furui Akiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tsubomi (bud) dating from 2017. It is made up of hundreds of rolled sheafs of shaved clay covered in a white slip and fused together. The amount of work which goes into each sculpture is obvious, making her work great value.
Furui Akiko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1987. She graduated the Aichi University of Education in 2010, and had h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1399874 (stock #1306)
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An unusual Suiteki Water Dropper by Avant-garde artist Fujihira Shin enclosed in a cloth bound box typical of Department Store Exhibition sales signed by the artist dating circa 1987 titled Suiteki, Fukuju Muryo (Waterdropper, Unbounded Fortune). The same four characters guard the four corners of the work itself. Is it a square Enso Zen image? Or perhaps a traditional wooden sake cup overflowing with joy? Whatever it is, it is up to you to decide. The piece measures 11.5cm (4-1/2 inches) sq...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1399743 (stock #1304)
Very different from the previous piece just listed, here the tide has pulled away from the rocks leaving htem slick and shiny, an igneous Toban platter by Iga master Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is random, like an act of nature, and pays tribute to the material while bringing the tradition into the 21st century. The plate is 45 x 30 cm (17-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka Co...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1399710 (stock #1305)
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A menagerie of 12 comic creatures grin back at us as we pour another cup of sake from this Tokkuri decorated by world renowned woodblock artist and painter Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original wooden box also decorated on all facets with the same humorous creatures as well as a self portrait on the lid captioned EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1399689 (stock #1303)
Like a fossilized ammonite excavated from some dry desert pit, dry green glass leaves off to arid cracked earth on this swirling vessel by Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a powerful work with sensational textures. 26 cm (10 inches) diameter, rising from 7 to 11 cm (3 to 4-1/2 inches) high at the shoulder. Due to the convoluted shape and extreme temperatures there are stress fractures born from the firing process.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1399585 (stock #1301)
A rectangular platter decorated with silver tinged white and gold tinged red plum blossoms over off-green glaze by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kohaku no zu Chohozara . It is 26.5 x 50.5 cm (10-1/2 x 20 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Banura Shiro was born the fourth son of Living National Treasure for Lacquerware. His sensitivity to textures may stem from that exacting influence. Although his older brother succeeded the family tradition (another...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1399471 (stock #1299)
A high footed bowl of white with dark glaze dripping down from chattered texture on the flaring side by Lucie Rie stamped inside the foot LR. This is from a Japanese collection of modern pottery and comes in a kiri-wood box. It is 13.5 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter, 7.2 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Lucie Rie was an Austrian-born British ceramics artist. Rie’s works, usually consisting of hand-thrown pots, bottles, and bowl forms, are noteworthy for their Modernist forms and h...