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 : 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 : 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 #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 : 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 : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1424863 (stock #1503)
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A fabulous porcelain sake set by Minami Ayako from her legendary Yukifusuma (Blanket of Snow) series featuring a brilliant flower peering out from a drift of white, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here both a sake cup and Kataguchi pouring vessel, the cup is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter. The Kataguchi is 15 x 11 x 9.5 cm (6 inches long) and both are in new condition.
Minami Ayako was born the daughter of Kutani artist Minami Shigmasa in Ishikawa prefecture, 1984...
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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1424584 (stock #1500)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$875.00
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Pristine white clay splashed with rivulets of emerald Seihakuji glaze by Tokuda Junko (Yasokichi IV) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kutani Seiji Hanaire. More commonly we see the pieces made in the vein of her father’s style, and I am proud to be able to offer this piece which is both feminine and quite unique to her. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1424479 (stock #1499)
A large celadon bowl by highly sought artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled humorously “8” (Hachi in Japanese, the number a homonym for the word bowl). The bowl flares from a small base creating a dramatic silhouette, as if it is about to soar. About the small foot ring the glaze bunches like drapery. This sense of lightness is a fixture of the artists work, and he is well known for his wing like sculptures...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1424367 (stock #1498)
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A pair of cups in silver and blue with gold by rising star Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wood box complete with Shifuku and Shiori. Each is roughly 9.5 cm (4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and both are in new condition. There is quite a contrast, fascinating to hold and view. The silver is quite dry and heavily textured, reminiscent of Same-hada (Sharkskin) or Jakatsu (Scorpion and Snake) wares...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1424185 (stock #1497)
A bottle decorated with biblical passages by Araki Takako fired at the kiln of Uchida Koichi enclosed in the original wooden box signed by KOichi. It is the introduction of Mary from the book of Luke. The slender bottle itself is very much in the style and color of Koichi, and one might venture to say he had a hand in its making. The biblical passage is the obvious work of Takako, and on bottom is engraved her signature. The vase is 23 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1424094 (stock #1496)
A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in thin black lacquer, the inside clear to best present the exquisite grains of the wood. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns, here visible through the black outside as a soft glow about the center of the bowl...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1424016 (stock #1495)
A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in red and black lacquer, the lacquer thin enough to allow highlights of the tiger-striped grain to show through. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns. A perfectly fitted black lacquered lid with elegant finial covers the bowl. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, signed on the base and comes in her red paper box with shiori card.
Tanaka Eiko was born in Aichi Prefecture in 19...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1423973 (stock #1494)
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A Guinomi and Tokkuri by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in their respective original signed wooden boxes complete with Shiori and Shifuku. The deep well shaped cup rises vertically from the flat base, a dollop of hand crushed foamy feldspar glaze (this one he makes himself) clinging to the rim. The bottle is tall with a smattering of the same yellow green ash on one side, the opposite marked with distinct red hi-iro flame color. The Tokkuri is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, the cup 7.5 cm (3 inches)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1423972 (stock #1493)
A sake cup and Katakuchi Shuchu sake service of rough Shigaraki clay covered in brilliant green ash glaze by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes complete with Shiori and Shifuku. The small cup is perfect for shots of sake, the infamous rice wine which is so easy to drink that it often creeps up on you. Inside a rich emerald lake fills the verdant basin, outside rich red burnt clay. The Shuchu (literal translation Alcohol Pour) undulates violently with d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1423596 (stock #1492)
Very little in life equals the joy of sipping from a gnarly “Sampson Cup” by the eccentric potter Murakoshi Takuma. Here is one from his most recent firing, which features cobalt along with the iron under the thick ash and feldspathic glazing. The weight is pleasing, and the texture is a thrill for the senses. This one has a certain drunken dance to it. He told me, that while he was making it the shape took on a life of its own, but he was not sure it would survive the firing. Luckily i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1423492 (stock #1491)
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As mentioned before, what I love about the work of Teramoto Mamoru is it is so vivacious and full of life, full of movement. This vase has all that life and movement on a perfect, elegant form. Here also is another dimension, with the pebble textured surface breaking up the reflection of light granting a tactile quality to the silver. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ginasi Hachi (Silver Glazed Bowl) complete with Shiroi and shifuku. The designs of various colors ar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1423410 (stock #1490)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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One thing I love about the work of Teramoto Mamoru is it is so vivacious and full of life. This oversized basin is no exception, it seems to soar off the table, absolutely alive with vibrant colors. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ginasi Hachi (Silver Glazed Bowl) complete with Shiroi and shifuku. The designs of various colors are applied in layers, each abstract from the overlying silver. Signed on the base Mamoru, the bowl is 35.5 cm (14 inches) diameter 25 cm (10...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1422991 (stock #1486)
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Butterflies float among Maple leaves, plum blossoms, camellia and other flowers and featuring minute poems in running calligraphy on this delicate cup and saucer by Tamura Seito (Natsuko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The saucer is 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and all is in new condition.
Tamura Seito is a fourth-generation potter and chosen to inherit the tradition of Saiji micro-calligraphy for the Tamura family. She graduated Tsukuba University in 2004, then began to stud...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422799 (stock #1485)
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Rich green copper glaze covers the rough Iga clay of this unusual kuri-nuki form by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Oribe Koro retaining the original Shiori and Shifuku. It is roughly 17.5 x 17.5 x 20 cm (7 x 7 x 8 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422715 (stock #1484)
Every facet is unique on this natural torn shape by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanaike ‘Honoka’ or Fire Flower. It is much like a flower in clay, rising up from the bulb, the flowers placed into it the extension of the stalk. It is 32.5 cm (12-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422686 (stock #1483)
Built up Crystalized ash glaze clings to the clefts of this bold form by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Shiho Hanaike (Iga four sided vase). It is 16 x 14 x 25 cm (6-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 10 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1422435 (stock #1482)
A fabulous small tsubo by the legendary Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled O-hai Tsubo. A striking yellow tinge to the glaze contrasts with the black charring, providing a dynamic stage for the windows of raw clay revealed beneath. It is 21 cm (8-1/4 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition
Takauchi Shugo was born in Tokyo in 1937, opening his kiln in Mashiko at the age of 31. He has exhibited at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Trad...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422326 (stock #1481)
A stately small tsubo by the legendary Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here, rather than depend upon overt decoration, the artist has allowed the natural textures of the clay, with all it’s inclusions and inconsistencies, to stand proud beneath a thin garment of natural ash glaze. A piece which harkens back to the ancient origins of this pottery tradition. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Otani Shiro was born in Shigaraki in 1936 a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422261 (stock #1480)
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Fissured layers of green like fractured alien ice cover this Mizusashi Fresh Water Jar by Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with shiori and Shifuku titled Beishokuji Mizusashi. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 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, but moved to celadon, an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1422214 (stock #1479)
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A tall celadon vase by Minegishi Seiko complete with shiroi and Shifuku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Suiseiji Shinogite Somimi Hanaike (Crystal-Celadon Faceted Two-Handled Vase). It is 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) 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, but moved to celadon, and is considered one of a select ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422117 (stock #1478)
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A lovely Tokkuri by celadon master Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Beishokuji Shinogi Tokkuri complete with the shiori and Shifuku. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) 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, but moved to celadon, and is considered one of a select few true masters of that form in Ja...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422092 (stock #1477)
A stratified vessel of “foam Glaze” by Tsutsui Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Awa Desai Henko. Adept n many wares, this stratified shape of layered rusty pale earth is the artist’s most distinct style. The vase is 24 x 9 x 22 cm (9-1/2 x 3-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tsutsui Osamu was born in Nagano prefecture in 1948, and graduated the Tokyo Craft Design Institute Ceramic division under Miura Isamu in 1969. He established his kiln i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422068 (stock #1476)
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Gorgeous flowing ash covers this small bottle form by Sawa Katsunori enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tokkuri complete with shiori and wrapping cloth. An eye of raw terracotta clay, where it rested on its side, is surrounded by thick green crystallized ash. A superb work by this artisan. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and in new condition.
Sawa Katsunori was born in Shigaraki, son of master potter Sawa Kiyotsugu, in 1980. Growing up among the kilns, he graduat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1421831 (stock #1475)
Rich colors radiate joy about the surface of this exquisite vessel by Akashi Shosaku vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Poured ash and colored glaze. It is 34 cm tall, 27.5 cm diameter and in excellent condition.
Akashi Shosaku was born in Tochigi prefecture in 1946, and was selected to study under the very important artist (and Living National Treasure) Hamada Shoji in 1962. He worked at the Hamada Kiln for almost 20 years. Leaving only after the death of Shoji, est...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1421567 (stock #1390)
Dashes of black like traces of some Zen ink painting decorate the surface of this set of five pates by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sumi-nagashi Chu-zara. Each is 23.5 cm (9-1/4 inches) diameter, and all are in excellent condition, dating circa 1970.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living National Treasures Kondo Yuzo and Tomimoto Kenkichi at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art, graduating i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1421566 (stock #1474)
Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ai Kabin (Indigo Vase) dating from his final years. It is 8-1/4 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It is a rare example of his white glazing, chattered surfaces and sometsuke roots.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living National Treasures Kondo Yuzo and Tomimoto Kenkichi at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art, graduating in 1957. That same year hi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1421287 (stock #1473)
A prototypical example of this artists most sought-after style, a ‘Scattered Blossoms’ vessel by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Funka Kabin (Scattered Flowers Vase). It is 22 cm (8-3/4 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition, dating from the late ‘70s.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living National Treasures Kondo Yuzo and Tomimoto Kenkichi at the Kyoto Municip...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1421253 (stock #1472)
A specter of black haunts the pure form of this superb vessel by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Suminagashi Kabin (Vase with poured ink pattern). This alone in the alcove, with the morning light filtering throgh the paper doors across the surface, stops me in my tracks. It is 27 cm (10-3/4 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition. This is in the style of work he was producing in the mid to late '60s, when he was granted the most import...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1420918 (stock #1471)
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Exquisite kiln effects mark this Ujoyaki Tsubo by Imai Rikei from Aomori Prefecture enclosed in the original signed wooden box named Zuiha (Swirling wave). It is 33 cm tall, 29 cm diameter and in excellent condition. Imai Rikei was born in Aomori Prefecture in 1947, and fires in the Ujoykai traditional manner making use of the worlds longest climbing kiln (guiness book of world records, 103 meters long, you can see it on youtube). He has received a number of awards and exhibited with the Asah...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1420326 (stock #1470)
Archaic lines reminiscent of pre-historic pottery decoration adorn this tall vase by Ito Shin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The rough clay is allowed to show without overt glazing, adding a tactile sensibility and accentuating the neolithic aesthetic. This vase is 38 cm tall and in excellent condition and in excellent condition. Although he works in ash glazes as well this seki-ware is his most distinct style.
Ito Shin was born in Chiba in 1952 (not to be confused with the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1420251 (stock #1469)
Red on black, a brassy design by Mukunoko Eizo, one of the great artist in the lineage of Kawai Kanjiro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Daizara (presentation dish). The audacious pattern instantly grips the viewer, seemingly random up the stem leading to a pyramid pattern on the surface. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter, 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in Shimane in 1942, Mukunoki Eizo graduated the prefectural ceramics research facility bef...