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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 : Pre 2000 item #1414487 (stock #1410)
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A life-size feminine image of a toilet slipper by Satonaka Hideto in light colored clay covered with Irabo glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Sakuhin and dating circa 1975. It is just over 9 inches (23.5 cm) long and in excellent condition. From the 1950s to the 1970s there was a deep interest in an earthy convention by young ceramic artists called Tsuchi no Aji (Taste of the earth), and this Irabo glaze may have been one of the most popular extensions of that aesth...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438484 (stock #1648)
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A surfer might feel quite at home on the swell of this set of 5 scalloping rectangular plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in streaks of iron and cobalt under splashes of crystalline green and dollops of white. There is a great deal of tension, excitement, in both the shape and the decoration. These plates are alive. Each is roughly 25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches) rising up to 6 cm (2 plus inches) off the table and all are in excellent condition, from the artist over New Years. We have currently n...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1351725 (stock #1049)
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A bowl dating from the 1960s or early 70s reminiscent of the contemporary works of Lucie Rie and Hans Copper by Sodeisha Member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuyu Kaki (White Glazed Basin). It is 7-1/4 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. 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 York...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1403230 (stock #1336)
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A circular basin engraved with enigmatic forms and moon-like crescents by Kato Reikichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside is smooth black glaze, while within is highly textured red and blue over white. Excellent for a summer flower display, it is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter, 5.7 cm (2-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kato Reikichi was born in 1953 the 22nd generation of an unbroken line of potters spanning back to the Keicho era in the Momoyama period....
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 : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1415491 (stock #1431)
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A deep oblong bowl decorated in abstract underglaze blue imagery with flashes of red by Shibata Ryozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sometsuke Aka-e Hachi dating circa 1995. It is 17 x 19.5 x 6.5 cm (6-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 3 inches) an is in excellent condition.
Shibata Ryozo (b. 1952) completed advanced studies at the Kyoto Municipal University of Arts in 1978 (his work was purchased by the university the previous year for its permanent collection). In 1993 he first exhibit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1431002 (stock #1569)
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A deep, perfectly formed bowl covered in plates of various colors, the signature style of Mukoyama Fumiya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kyo-mon Chawan (Border Pattern Teabowl). One of three in stock, each with unique designs, it is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Mukoyama Fumiya was born in Tokyo in 1960, graduating the Kyoto Ceramic Research institute before apprenticing in Hagi under 15th generation Sakakura Shinbei in 198...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438485 (stock #1649)
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Deep green irises pool in the center of these almond shaped bowl by Murakoshi Takuma threaded with streaks of iron. No one seems to achieve the clarity of green that he has mastered. These would be perfect for Oden that famous winter food. Each is roughly 17 x 14.5 x 6 cm (6-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches) and all are in excellent condition, 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 for ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1377719 (stock #1211)
Overlapping forms create an urban sprawl on the surface of this cubist-gourd by Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII (Masahiro). It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) square, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Although the first heads of the Kiyomizu family concentrated on traditional, popular objects and designs, Rokubei VII and VIII "took a radical turn" to produce abstract, geometric three-dimensional pieces which are either purely decorative, or combine function with distinctive, unexpected form...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Pre 2000 item #1383365 (stock #1239)
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A tall bottle of hand blown clear glass wth a swirling strip of red by Nakashima Yasushi. The top is ground to a smooth finish, and it wears a a dimpled, heavy glass, cap with matching red swirl caps. Signed on the base Y Nakashima. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakashima Yasushi (1938-2017) was born in Hyogo prefecture and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1962. While still at university he was accepted into the Mainichi Kogyo Design exhib...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1416401 (stock #1444)
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A recumbent form of grungy urban themes by Kato Kiyoyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1960s. It is 42 x 7 x 13.5 cm (16-1/2 x 3 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. The box has oxidized with age.
Kato Kiyoyuki was born in 1931, the heir to a long-established tile-making business in Seto. He studied ceramics at high school however his main interest lay in painting and sculpture, and it was only when he was in his late twenties that he began to work in ...
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. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition from the artist ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438234 (stock #1641)
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A set of Lopsided Shunju bowls by Murakoshi Takuma making use of his signature Shigaraki clay with a slight amount of iron and heavy dollops of crackled green ash and thick white glaze. These are perfect for Japanese food, we use a similar ste at home for steamed or boiled vegetables, Niku-jaga or Sukiyaki. Each is roughly 16.5 x 13 x 6.5 cm (5 x 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) directly from the artist this winter. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438123 (stock #1636)
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Iron drapes about the rim of these bean-shaped ash-glazed Mukozuke shallow bowls with flat bottom and vertical sides by Murakoshi Takuma. Mukozuke (literally on the side) are exactly what they sound like, dishes used to serve seasonal side-dishes in traditional Japanese tableware. These are roughly 13 x 16 x 5 cm (5 x 6 x 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1417430 (stock #1447B)
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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. Cobalt is a recent addition to his clay art, and we are lucky to have acquired a couple pieces before they were all snatched up. The weight is pleasing, and the texture is a thrill for the senses. A real guy’s mug! It is 15 cm tall, slightly obl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438239 (stock #1642)
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A set of five thick slab discs by Murakoshi Takuma, the best kept secret in the Japanese hospitality industry. The clarity of his glaze is simply perfection. I am sitting here writing this set up, the sun is shining through the window just on the dish, an occasional cloud altering the quality of light allowing me to ponder the crazing of the fissures, the faint shadows in ripples in the clay accentuated by the varying depths of the glaze punctuated throughout with white pearls of molten shisek...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1372173 (stock #1145)
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Precision cuts create bursting fireworks on the surface of this vase by Kitamura Junko enclosed in the orginal signed wooden box titled Hanaire. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Kitamura Junko learned under the tutelage of Suzuki Osamu and Kondo Yutaka of the influential Sodeisha. Like Mashiko artist Shimaoka Tatsuzo, her work is influenced by Jomon pottery, however her approach is very different. After impressing patterns into the clay with bamboo and firing once wi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438174 (stock #1639)
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A set of small wan-gata ash glazed bowls with splashes of iron flaring over the rim by Murakoshi Takuma. 12 cm diameter (5 inches), 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) deep and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. These are surprisingly regular in shape, unusual for this artist known for his eccentric throwing practice. Still, the clay is blended with a great deal of shiseki, causing these white foamy bubbles on the surface unique to Shigaraki clay. Up the sides we can feel the fin...