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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 : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1272124 (stock #789)
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A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a dark burn on the rim define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata pref...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1274324 (stock #573)
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A huge ice-cold blue tinged slab by Suzuki Kenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box perfect for an aray of Sashimi! It is 66 x 28 cm (26 x 11 inches) and is in fine condition. The four half-round feet were added after the firing.
Born into a long line of Kyoto potters, Suzuki Kenji studied initially (as did his brother Takuji) of course under his father Suzuki Kiyoshi. He graduated from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts in 1957 where he studied under Kondo Ryuzo, Tomimoto Kenki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1275030 (stock #792)
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Lug handles hang gently from the side of this blue-glazed Hagi vase by Richard Milgrim enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in New York in 1955, Richard travelled to Japan in 1977 where he spent a year researching various ceramic traditions here. Returning to Japan in 79, he apprenticed under Iwabuchi Shigeya, and began studying the Way of Tea at Urasenke. His first private exhibitio...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1275112 (stock #793)
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An early piece from the Mudai series by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Unlike his later works which featured stone-like glazes, this glaze is soft and crinkled on the surface, like an undersea life form. It is 15-1/2 x 8 x 10 inches (39 x 20.5 x 25 cm) and is in excellent condition. Kazuo is an exceedingly sought after Kyoto artist, one of the heirs of the original Sodeisha movement. Born in 1953, he studied economics at Doshisha Univesity while making a brief ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1279519 (stock #799)
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A combination of craftsmanship and superb firing affects define this large Bizen platter from the O-gama kiln of Konishi Toko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1280259 (stock #802)
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A strong form has been carved from this block of rough shigaraki clay, a seven sided vessel absent of glaze yet filled with the vibrant colors and textures of the kiln. It is an early work by Shigaraki star Kohyama Yasuhisa amd comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 7 inches (18 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) across and is in fine condition.
Yasuhisa was born in Shigaraki and grew up among the kilns. After working in ceramics design and industrial kilns, he est...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1281310 (stock #805)
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A superb Haiyu Ko-gama Chawan by Ueda Naokata enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ueda Naokata (1899-1975) succeeded the name Naokata from his father in 1931. He was the first person named intangible cultural property of Shiga prefecture and his efforts to revitalize traditional Shigaraki firing techniques are incalculable. According to contemporary potter Kanzaki Shiho If you only know two post w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1281319 (stock #806)
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A crinkled metallic glaze covers this chawan Tea Bowl by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1282057 (stock #809)
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A silver mist box with glass lid by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 4-1/2 x 3 x 4-1/2 inches (11.5 x 7 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature. From there he studied at the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute of Ceramics, followed by a year at the Kyoto Municipal Inst...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1286521 (stock #816)
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An unusual twisted form covered in natural ash glaze by Mashiko die-hard Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 x 5 x 11-1/2 inches (13 x 13 x 29 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1287458 (stock #818)
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Lavender tinges the fawn sides of this superb ceramic box by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (30 x 16.5 x 16 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Masano likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi is most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum and Museum of Modern ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1287903 (stock #820)
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Lines of burnt straw scar the surface of this voluminous work by Yamamoto Yuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17-1/2 inches (45 cm) tall, 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25.5 cm) at the base and in excellent condition.
Born the son of Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu, Yuichi was raised among the clay and kilns of Bizen, at a vital time when Bizen was devastated by the war economy, and the dramatic years of growth and research following. He began making pottery in 1959, at...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1289443 (stock #821)
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A superb sculptural work of horizontal facets stacked upon each other in twisting obelisk by Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a masterpiece by this artist. It is 17 inches (43 cm) tall, 8 x 8-1/2 inches (20 x 21 cm) and in excellent condition. An identical shape is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and published in the book “Contemporary Clay, Japanese Ceramics for the New Centruy” by Joe Earle.
Matsuzaki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1290889 (stock #824)
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Viscious ash and charring cling to the side of this spectacular Mizusashi by Konishi Heinai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall, the same diameter and in fine condition.
Konishi Heinai (1899-1991) was born into a family of farmers in Ehime on the Island of Shikoku. In 1925 he fell head over heels in love with Raku-yaki and it was in the world of pottery he chose to leave his mark. Returning to Shikoku in 1928, he studied various techniques and went on ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291249 (stock #588)
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A set of five dishes by Kanjiro Kawai dating circa 1931 enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nagashi Kaki Sara. Each piece is roughly 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Industrial Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own kiln on the Gojo-no-Saka (It remains standing today and is a mus...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1292904 (stock #828)
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A silver mist box by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 6 x 4 x 4 inches (9.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature. From there he studied at the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute of Ceramics, followed by a year at the Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Re...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1293870 (stock #831)
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A Jomon patterned vessel by iving National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1294069 (stock #832)
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An organic form by Ikegami Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bitchu Obuje. It is 8-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 9 inches (21.5 x 19 x 23 cm) and is in fine condition.