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.
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 : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1434191 (stock #1596)
A dimpled bottle with crystalized yellow glaze pool by Sodeisha founder Yagi Kazuo enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Akira titled Fukutsubo (Jar of Fortune). This is an iconic work, the shape often published. A pool of yellow glass fills the concave center within a circle of tiny graffito dots. It is roughly 16 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1434163 (stock #1595)
A splendid antique cut glass cup selected and decorated by contemporary female lacquer artist Arai Etsuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Glass Maki-e Hai, Yoake (Glass Sake Cup named Breaking Dawn). She said that when she first saw the glass in a street market, she instantly envisioned how the engraved patterns could be accentuated by colors and powdered precious metals. Here an interesting comparison of techniques is possible...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1433723 (stock #1594)
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There is something deeply elegant and feminine about the work of the female Maki-e artist Arai Etsuko, clearly evident here in this glass sake set decorated with olives in colored lacquer and precious gold powder enclosed in a compartmentalized and signed wooden box. Inside, the simple black silhouette, outside, various shades of green connected by gold branches from which hang fruit in various stages of ripeness. The Tokkuri is 17 cm (6-3/4 inches) tall, the cups 5 cm (2 inches) diameter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1433354 (stock #1593)
This past summer I had occasion to visit Richard Milgrim in his Mountain Studio and asked him to pair some sake cups and Tokkuri for us. It is a rare opportunity to have an artist personally select pieces which he feels work together. This set is making use of his signature Concord glaze (Konko-yu) from America, with clay from Japan, while the cup is also using a variant of that glaze Black Concord (Konko-guro). The Tokkuri is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, 12 cm (5 inches) tall...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1432999 (stock #1592)
The muscular creature looks up to the night sky to let out one lonesome cry, a beautiful dedication to man’s best friend by Ohii Toshiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Inu (Dog). It is 25cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ohii Toshiro was born in 1927, the first son of Ohi Chozaemon IX. He graduated the Tokyo University of Arts in 1949, and then returned for a short time to the family kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1432983 (stock #1591)
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A jaw-dropping igneous chawan tea bowl by Inayoshi Osamu like a shimmering mineral deposit found deep inside some calcitic limestone cavern. When I asked him about the effects on the surface, he said that he could not wholly explain them, they were some mystery of the kiln, caused during the firing. The bowl is 13.8 x 13 x 9.5 cm (5-1/2 x 5 x 4 inches) and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1432865 (stock #1590)
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A stone formed bowl covered entirely in platinum by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box accompanied by the shiori and Shifuku. The bowl is carved and torn from a block of clay, then textured with natural stones specially selected for their surface patterns, splashed with glaze and then covered in platinum, creating dry. Matte regions punctuated by glistening liqid spatters...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1432780 (stock #1589)
Flowering Blue Topaz vines fringed with gold tangle about the perfect elongated form of this elegant vessel by Hayama Yuki enclosed in the original wooden box accompanied by his personal hand written narrative (also in its own wooden box). The vase is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. According to the 21st century Museum in Kanazawa Hayama Yuki: begins by composing a story then creates a porcelain work to accompany that story...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1432669 (stock #1588)
A versatile platter with three Mukozuke dishes, perfect for condiments or hors-d’oeuvres. I imagine, in Japanese cuisine, a large grilled fish shared by the family, with pink salt, sansho, and sea salt in the three dishes, there to flavor to your taste. The tops are smooth cut like folded paper, but the bottoms are torn away in honeycomb like cubicles, creating a very distinct contrast unique to this artist. The plate is 14 x 28 x 4 cm (5-1/2 x 11 x 1-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1432621 (stock #1297)
A rare large vessel by Kato Tsubusa combining his early extruded sculptural techniques with function and form while showcasing both the pure white plastic porcelain and lustrous Mediterranean green of his signature celadon glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 40 cm (15-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. A perfect vessel to encapsulate this artists repertoire...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1432398 (stock #1402)
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A bottomless green pool by master of Seihakuji Kato Tsubusa enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Wan. A big telltale tear drop reaches down to grasp the table, exquisite. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kato Tsubusa was born in Tajimi city, the home of Shino, in 1962, graduating the municipal Pottery Design and Technical Center in 1979...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1432372 (stock #1587)
A dramatic celadon basin torn from a slab of raw porcelain clay, a dedication to raw power and inertia by important contemporary artist Kato Tsubusa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 28.5 x 22 x 14 cm (11 x 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kato Tsubusa was born in Tajimi city, the home of Shino, in 1962, graduating the municipal Pottery Design and Technical Center in 1979. However after working some in pottery, he moved on to white porcelain, a leap from...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1432337 (stock #1586)
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A fabulous thin walled Bizen basin made for use as a fresh water container for the Japanese Tea Ceremony with black lacquered wooden lid enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu. This burnished style reminiscent of sangiri techniques is the signature work of this important Bizen artist. Here a plethora of colors vie for dominance on the ordinarily sedate brown clay. It is 22 cm diameter, 13 cm tall and in excellent condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1432324 (stock #1585)
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A most unusual tea bowl charred black on one side which emenates a golden glow on the raw earth opposite, by Bizen living national Treasure Yamamoto Toshu enclosed in the original signed double wood storage box titled Bizen Yohen Chawan (Kiln Altered Tea bowl) with silk wrapping cloth. The beauty of kiln altered works is that they are quite often entirely unique. Something unexpected that occurred inside the kiln during the firing or cooling process, that caused a deviation from the norm or ex...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1432245 (stock #1585)
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A petaled vase in snow s\white porcelain with silver blossoming from the rim by Itaya Narumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, from the artist this year. Itaya Narumi was born in Gifu in 1991, and graduated the Toki City Ceramics Research Facility in 2015. She has participated in several exhibitions since, with an emphasis on natural forms and tactile senses.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1432220 (stock #1584)
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Pale jade spots dot the incised surface of this unusual vase by Nagae Shigekazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box retaining the Shiori and Shifuku. The vase, if not for its distant, moon-like quality, has a very pop-art-presence, blending both the austerity of Japanese traditional aesthetics with contemporary art. Fun and moving; a haunting pleasure. It is 14 inches (35.5 cm) tall, 5 inches (13 cm) square at the base, 7 inches (19 cm) wide at the rim and in excellent condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1432166 (stock #1582)
Cherry blossoms open to the viewer below a softly colored belt of geometrics on this gourd shaped vase featuring minute poems in running calligraphy (Saiji) by Tamura Seito enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saiji Sakura Mon Kaki (Vase decorated with Cherry and Minute Calligraphy). The vase is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tamura Seito (b. 1980) is a fourth-generation potter and chosen to inherit the tradition of Saiji micro-calligraphy for the Tamura ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1432063 (stock #1581)
Gold nuggets gleam on the deep lavender and black surface of this organic form by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kurinuki Kinsai Mizusashi. Kinsai is literally gold color, and here the artist has embedded gold into the surface, allowing it to expand and bubble out in the heat of the firing process. The effect of this on the dark matt surface is both striking and original. Kurinuki is the technique of digging a form out of a block of clay, and once again here ...