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 : Contemporary item #1438124 (stock #1637)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A set of scalloped square plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in his signature crystalline green ash glaze over dabs of iron with thick white flowing across the surface at various angles. The paltes are 18 x 19 cm diameter (7 x 7-1/2 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1444033 (stock #1595)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$600.00
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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 : Pre 2000 item #1393728 (stock #1286)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A cloud of terracotta clay floats over rays of white emanating down through the gray body of this object by Kawasaki Chitaru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Light Cloud. The complete lack of glaze accentuates the rich color of the clay body, tiny “tombo-no-me” (dragonfly eyes) salting the surface. It is 20 x 12.5 x 23 cm (8 x 5 x 9 inches ) and in excellent condition, with the artist name and date engraved on the side.
Kawasaki Chitaru (born in Hiroshima, 1938) has ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1401002 (stock #1317)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A Pottery box by pioneering female artist Tsuboi Asuka made as a flowing roll of golden brocade inspired by traditional textiles enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19 x 15 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tsuboi Asuka was born in Osaka in 1932, but the family moved to Tokyo when she was 12. She graduated the prestigious and progressive Jiyu Gakkuen (A progressive girls School established in 1921) then moved to Kyoto in 1953, Kyoto, the cit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1409487 (stock #1363)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An ever-folding band of gold flecked fabric patterned with colors and waves like an elaborate obi (sash) seems to bind the cloak of rough dark clay forming this vase by Nakamura Takuo (Baizan III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Atop a gilded Karasu-guchi finial, a tradtional shape called a Crows Mouth, provides the top and a spattering of ash sprays out a random pattern against the rigid form. It is 21 x 7.5 x 31 cm (8 x 3 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Nakamura...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1410012 (stock #1365)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Delicious kiln effects are displayed across the surface of this triangular slab by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The three sides measure 33 x 36 x 41 cm (13 x 14 x 16 inches) and it is in excellent original condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Zen studies have refined the spiritua...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422117 (stock #1478)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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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 : Plates : Contemporary item #1438337 (stock #1519)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Rusty Iron overlaid with Emerald Ash and milk white create abstract sumi-e patterns like a mid-century abstract expressionist masterpiece on the rough clay surface of this platter by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Ozara (Spring and Autumn Platter). The artist calls this combination of feldspar, iron and ash Shunju, which comes from a traditional phrase denoting a color for each season. It is 32 cm (12-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1425069 (stock #1504)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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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). Each plate is 6 x 34.5 cm (2-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches) and all are in new condit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1444383 (stock #1722)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$560.00
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A black Porcelain vessel from the Divergence series which the artist says “can be used to serve sake or tea” titled Kuro Jiki Tsugiguchi (Black porcelain pourer). It is 9 x 15 x 6 cm (3-1/2 x 6 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist late last year. Matsumura Jun was born in Chiba Prefecture on the outskirts of Tokyo in 1986. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2010, and graduated the Tajimi Municipal Ceramics Research Facility in 2015, then went on ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1379627 (stock #1146)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Thick glaze clings to the amophic body of this tokkuri sake flask by female artist and force of nature Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri has a playful stance, slightly cocky and leaning, as if it wants to pour. Covered in thick, dripping ash glaze, a product of her legendary long firings, sometimes lasting ten days, it is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Koyama Kiyoko was the subject of the film Hi-Bi (2005) and is the pioneering fem...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1388429 (stock #1156)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A trio of sculptural forms by Takano Moto-o dating from the formative years of modern Japanese crafts at the height of Sodeisha influence in the 1960s. These are being offered as a group for one price. One is distorted, like an apparition, or the world seen through an old pane of glass. The second is like a flute licking back; both in pure white. The third is a square basin with handles decorated with a geometric pattern. The piece on the left in the group photograph is 10 inches (26 cm) tal...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1388915 (stock #1263)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An amorphic vessel covered in organic green by Sodeisha member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated the 20th day of April 1970. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A major retrospective of his life work was held this summer at the Shigaraki Togeinomori Museum. Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New Yor...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1424185 (stock #1497)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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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.
Ar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438121 (stock #1634)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A set of five Ash glazed thick pottery slabs soaring upward at the corners like a pagoda roof by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakuzara (Square plates). Here he has used his signature blended Shirgaraki clay covered simply in vitrified green ash which pools beautifully in the center, allowing texture above but a smooth easy to wash surface in the center. They are roughly 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) square, and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438338 (stock #1645)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Vivid dark ash forms emerald pools in the center of these 5 ogi-men (round fan) shaped slabs by Murakoshi Takuma. Size, shape, color, texture: these are perfect for showing off your signature dish with style. They are roughly 16 x 20 cm (6 x 8 inches), 2 cm (1 inch) thick and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter. 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 for 75 dollars.
Murakoshi Taku...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438122 (stock #1635)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Anything will certainly taste better when served on one of these 5 luscious deep plates by Murakoshi Takuma which come enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Nanasun-zara Zen (Apring/Autumn 7-sun Dish set). The artist calls this combination of Feldspar, iron and ash Shunju, which comes from a traditional phrase denoting a color for each season; and the designation of nanasun (7 sun) is from the traditional unit of measure (Shaku-sun-bu-rin). They are roughly 20 cm (8 inches) ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401612 (stock #1325)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A charred sake flask turned on a wheel then paddled flat by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Tokkuri. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has displayed consistently at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Japanese Crafts Exhibition) since 1961 and was...