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 : Contemporary item #1439196 (stock #1655)
Here is an artist I have followed with much interest over the last few years. This bowl by Shiraishi Yoichi is like a collapsed volcanic bubble. It is 20.5 x 8 cm (7-1/2 x 3 inches) and in excellent condition, from the artist late 2020 and comes in the original signed wooden box titled: Chawan. Inside the box lid he has written a series of warnings: Please Read the instructions before use.
Please keep it in a safe place.
Caution! may Cut your mouth.
Caution! Hot water doe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443870 (stock #1711)
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The best sake related piece I have ever seen by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Tokkuri. The draping curves and weep of color is superb, and sets this above all others. Michio has long been inspired by archaic forms, and this is reminiscent of the roughly 5000-year-old Jomon Venus (a National Treasure) unearthed in Chino, Nagano prefecture. His coloration seems derived from ancient Sue-ki ware, and he goes to great lengths to erode the pots, allott...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1438339 (stock #1524)
Thick green ash glaze covers the rough swirling surface of this large platter by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Ozara (Platter). It is 43 cm (17 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, with Shiori and Shifuku fresh from the artists kiln last year.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through pottery, but through his primal approach has earned a following which keeps h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1438826 (stock #1652)
A little warmth on a cold winter day, lets have a look at cheerful works of Tokugawa Hiroshi. Here is a deep “Apple Shaped” tea bowl covered in lightly crackled Ki-Seto (Yellow Seto) glaze fired upside down so that the glaze coalesces at the rim into a thin bead of yellow glass. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ki-Seto Chawan with Shiori and Shifuku.
Tokugawa Hiroshi graduated the Gifu Prefetural Industrial High School in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1436551 (stock #1612)
Grasses grow on the sides of this Tokkuri and accompanying Guinomi by Karatsu legend Maruta Munehiko, each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The E-Karatsu Tokkuri is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall. The E-Karatsu Guinomi is 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) diameter, 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall. Both are in excellent condition.
Maruta Munehiko was born the second son of Maruta Masami in Saga prefecture in 1961. However he apprenticed under Hamada Atsuya (1931-1986), the son of Mashiko Living ...
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. The bowl is decorated outside, first with laye...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1443220 (stock #1699)
An orthodox wheel turned sake bottle in pale glaze by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Haku-yu Tokkuri. The artists fingers clearly groove the bottle in a steady upward spiral, a flash of raw clay revealed on one side while the pale pitted glaze covers all else. It is 13 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condtion, retaining the original shifuku and shiori.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well-known and ea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1435921 (stock #1599)
A classic form blasted with ash by Yukuyoshi Manabu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Yohen Hanaire. The two sculpted lug handles sit high on the vessel, one side taking the full brunt of the vortex in the kiln, the other baked to a dark black tinged earthen shade. It is 10 inches ((26 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Yukuyoshi Manabu was born in Kagatonishi near the heart of Bizen country in 1941. After working in Osaka as a young man, he returned to Bizen to...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438524 (stock #1650)
Rough hewn elongated slabs of Shigaraki clay covered simply in crystalline green ash by Murakoshi Takuma. These main dish plates are roughly 33 x 16.5 cm (13 x 6-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired at cost.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through po...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1439091 (stock #1654)
The purity and perfection of this takes your breath away. It is a gorgeous piece by Hattori Tatsuya and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ginsai Wan. The bowl is 12 x 13.5 x 8 cm (4-1/2 x 5-1/4 x 3 inches) and is in perfect condition, from the artist late 2020. He is a master of silver/platinum/titanium glazes, and his forms, especially his tea pots, are very popular and generally sell out quickly.
Hattori Tatsuya was born in Tajimi, home of Shino and Oribe wares,...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443221 (stock #1700)
This undulating Sake bottle dressed in brilliant green and dark rust seems to dance with its short companion, an almost comical set sure to set the tone for a good bottle of sake. They are by Murakoshi Takuma, made with his signature shi-seki studded Shigaraki clay dripping with crystalline green ash accented with a cascade of dark iron. Each comes enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. The Tokkuri is a touch smaller than usual, the hai (cup) wide and shallow, to allow f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1436061 (stock #1602)
A simple cylinder form blasted with ash by Yukuyoshi Manabu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Yohen Hanaire. Two Botamochi circles are stacked up on one side, the rest blasted with flying ash. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It is wrapped in a soft thick cloth to protect the beautiful smattering of textured ash clinging to the surface.
Yukuyoshi Manabu was born in Kagatonishi near the heart of Bizen country in 1941. After working in Osa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1437947 (stock #1628)
A joyful yellow light seems to shine like a jewel from within the fissures of this cool tea bowl by Kitagawa Kazuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kasane iro-me Chawan (Layered Color Tea Bowl). It is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition from the artist this autumn. This artist works by creating the body with subsequent applications of variously colored liquid clay, then scoring away the surface to create patterns by revealing the var...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1439968 (stock #1656)
Fujiuchi Saeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Usuhanada Kanyu Chawan. Usuhanada is a traditional Japanese color in the blue tone. Kanyu is glaze crackling. This bowl is 13.5 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm (5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 3 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist late 2020.
Fujiuchi Saeko wsa born in Shiga prefecture (home of Shigaraki) in 1983 but chose to study in the Okayama Prefectureal University (Okayama being the home of Bizen) graduating in 2006. She went on...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443344 (stock #1704)
A Sake kettle and hai (cup) of rough Shigaraki clay by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Karasuguchi Shuchu (Crow Beak Sake Service). This is made employing his signature rough Shigaraki blend covered with random iron and ash glazes. The bottle stands 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) tall plus the handle, and both are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to mak...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1440250 (stock #1664)
Stretching the limitations on what constitutes a chawan, a very unusual form of overlapping bubbles in snow white porcelain by Yatsugi Miho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Chawan Hitoawa (A Bubble). It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, from the artist this past autumn.
Yatsugi Miho was born in Tokyo in 1973, and initially graduated advanced studies at the Tokyo National University of Agriculture and Technology in 1998. In 2018 she completed...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438321 (stock #1644)
A set of six hors d’oeuvres plates by Murakoshi Takuma, his signature rough Shigaraki clay covered in crystalline green ash glaze. One can imagine a long slab of eel lying from end to end, thus the name, however these are perfect for a presentation of three of four small hors d’oeuvres, allowing room between each to allow the colors and textures stand alone. The slab is mounted on four small bun feet, allowed to slump slightly in the middle. They are roughly 7 x 33 cm (3 x 13 inches) each...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1443077 (stock #1692)
A cascade of flowers descends from a branch hanging into the dark matt night on this small circular box by Kondo Yutaka. This is his most famous design style, which he called Funka, or scattered blossoms. It is 6 cm (2-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a custom-made wooden box.
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 Universit...