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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.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #993276 (stock #402)
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A radical contemporary footed slab by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ashitsuki Nobe-zara. It is covered in Oribe green and red with a large blackened moon-like exclamation point in the fringe, pale white bleeding in about the edges. The slab is 51 x 21 x 6 cm (20 x 8-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in perfect condition. Born in Tokoname, 1938, Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1424816 (stock #1502)
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Bright Yamaboshi flowers blossom on this slender white cup by Minami Ayako enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Yunomi. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Minami Ayako was born the daughter of Kutani artist Minami Shigmasa in Ishikawa prefecture, 1984. While working at the family kiln, she studied, graduating from the Kutani Prefectural Ceramic Research Facility in 2007...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1425125 (stock #1507)
A wan-gata black Raku Chawan Tea bowl with silver foot about which iridescent rust seems to flame up, as if the bowl is still cooling, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The genuine silver foil has been applied by the artist to the foot where the glaze had adhered to the kiln tiles during firing. It is 9.5 cm (3-3/4 inches) tall, 12 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1244047 (stock #728)
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An intriguing form by Takeuchi Shingo titled Zogan Hento (An Inlaid Strange Vase) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 18 x 19 x 24.5 cm and is in fine condition, dating circa 2002.
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) hails from Seto city, one of the oldest ceramic production centers in Japan. He studied at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Research Facility until 1979, then under the great Kato Shuntei II before establishing his own kiln in 1982...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1247084 (stock #734)
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A fine Iga-yaki Tsutsu Chawan by Tsujimura Kai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kai was born in Nara, son of Tsujimura Shiro, in 1976, making him one of the younger artists we have offered. Although of course growing up surrounded in pottery, he began apprenticing in earnest under his father in 1995, establishing his own studio in 2000.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1141469 (stock #503)
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A white porcelain box decorated with red and green filigree by Suzuki Takuji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box lid is titled Aka-e Hakkaku To-bako (8 Sided Ceramic Box with Red Design). It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) across all sides, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1425111 (stock #1506)
An ovaloid hemisphere in deep rust colors by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled, like all his work, “Untitled”. It is 26 cm diameter, 27 cm tall and in perfect condition, directly from the artist this winter. After forming and sculpting the shapes, they are bisque fired, then glazed and fired again at a relatively low temperature (Between 1000 and 1100 degrees, like Raku ware)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1295494 (stock #840)
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Pink and gray hues are highlighted in the charred shino glaze on this tapering form by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Manyosai Hanaire. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition. This Manyosai style is one of his signature pieces, a glaze he developed himself, and highlights of pink are especially prized.
Shotaro is one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1246126 (stock #731)
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A dynamic Oribe Koro by Kato Kuniya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 x 12 x 16 cm and in excellent condition. Born into a pottery family in Tajimi in 1940, he studied under Nineno Sakuzo and in Kyoto under Tsuji Shindo before establishing his own kiln in 1970...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1425069 (stock #1504)
A set of five long narrow plates by Minami Ayako enclosed in the original signed wooden box upon which is written the titles of each dish. Each dish is uniquely decorated, with Rimpa style waves, flowers in snow, a golden sun peering from behind clouds, the moon rising through the mist, or just swirling colorful clouds. A beautiful set perfect for tapas or small hors d’ oeuvres (or perhaps eel for the daring crowd)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1425074 (stock #1505)
A quintessential large basin titled Kai no Hachi (Shell Bowl) by legendary female artist Koike Shoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with Shiori and Shifuku wrapping cloth. It is covered in pale white glaze with highlights in gray and silver, and just a few touches of iron. The sculpted dish measures roughly 41 cm (16 inches) diameter, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) at the highest point, and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1152535 (stock #528)
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A fantastic purple tinged shino bucket vase with unusual handle by Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is created in a series of steps, steps up the face of the sides with cut away segments, steps up and around the rim leading to the peaks and juxtaposed by a natural almost flame-shaped handle intimating a branch thrust through the sides. All is covered in a thick crawling shino glaze highlighted throughout with purple tinged red...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344769 (stock #1044)
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Another Radical piece by Hayashi Shotaro, this dramatic vessel is inundated in a sea of thick copper glaze, The waves and splashes of green reveal the violent gashes and rough clay creating the surface, catching and pooling the glaze to spectacular effect. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Funagata Kaki (Oribe Boat Shaped Vessel)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1353395 (stock #1087)
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A large swelling bottle form vase covered in fissured celadon by Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze is amazing to behold, the layers shattered into thousands of transparent crystallized flakes stacked upon one another. It is roughly 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in 1952 in Saitama, Minegishi Seiko studied under various masters in Nagano, Tochigi and Ibaragi, going solo at the young age of 22. He worked in Kohiki ware initially,...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1147575 (stock #522)
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One of the most expertly created Shino bowl I have seen enclosed in the original signed wooden box from Noji Gama. Reminiscent of the famous Momoyama period bowl called Momiji, it is incredibly easy to hold and use, and yet has the presence of contemporary ceramic sculptural art. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in perfect condition, marked on the base with a slash by the artist.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1166391 (stock #386)
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Frost covered flowers twist up through the snow covered surface of this voluminous work by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Variations in depth and the light absorbing textured white add a tactile dimension lost to more refined pottery. The thickly potted vessel is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall, roughly 9 inches (23 cm) square and in fine condition.
Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi in 1947. Although alwa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #817601 (stock #280)
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Genuine gold filigree decorates the rich Spring-green body of this kogo incense container by highly sought modern female artist Ono Hakuko (1915-1996) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The small piece is decorated with florals outside, white porcelain inside. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist K...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1400297 (stock #1307)
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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...