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 #1436562 (stock #1611)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A rock textured Kurinuki tokkuri compliments this guinomi selected to match by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri is 5 inches (12 cm) tall, the Guinomi 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and both are in perfect condition, enclosed in the original wooden box from the artist this summer.
Inayoshi Osamu was born in Aichi prefecture, the heart of Mino country, in 1976. He completed his initial training in the plastic arts at the Seto Pottery School in 2002, gar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1436671 (stock #1613)
Last summer I had occasion to visit Richard Milgrim in his Mountain Studio and asked him to pair some sake cups and Tokkuri for us. This set is making use of his signature Concord glaze (Konko-Guro) from America, with clay from Japan. The shape of the Tokkuri is that of a tea whisk, tying together the potter and the way of tea for which he is so well known. The Guinomi is sculpted with undulating hills, like the view from his studio. Each comes in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1436712 (stock #1614)
A moon-like orb awash in an atmosphere of rust and oxide by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply (as with all his works) Untitled. It is 27 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from this young and important artist. A similar piece went into the collection of the V&A in London last year.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1436766 (stock #1615)
A ribbon of iron glaze rises up like a swirling flame, a quintessential work by female artist Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Work 1602. The very talented Tatsu Mio spends many days refining the shape of each piece she makes, and her output is thus very low. It is 43 cm (17 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this summer.
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka Univer...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1437404 (stock #1616)
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A swirling iron colored ceramic dish by Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Uzumaki no Sara. It is 20 x 18 x 8.5 cm (8 x 7 x 3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this summer. We use one of these at home for cheese and cold cuts, looks great with a wine glass and garners a lot of attention!
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka University of Arts Sculpture Departm...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1437507 (stock #1617)
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A feminie curve defines this shapely vase by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Deisai Sanka Kaki - Sawayaka Kaze (Colored Clay Scattered Flower Vase - Gentle Breeze). The colored clays are of course, his most famous forte, and here he has added a rim of golden "flower blossoms" on black. The vessel is 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall, 10.5 x 23 cm (4 x 9 inches) at the base.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and grad...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1437509 (stock #1619)
A masterpiece by Kato Shigetaka, this bowl is very powerful, and I am not one to wax too longingly on individual pieces. In short: he nailed it with this bowl which comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Chawan. It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kato Shigetaka (1927-2013) was born the son of legendary revivalist Kato Tokuro, his older brother the legendary rebel Okabe Mineo. Shigetaka graduated the Seto Industrial ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1437524 (stock #1621)
Playful bands of white and red alternate with raw clay on this fabulous large vessel by Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Tsubo. It is 33 cm (13 inches) tall, 14 x 15.5 cm (5-1/2 x 6 inches) at the base and is in excellent condition.
Tamaoki Yasuo was born in Tajimi in 1941, one of the homes of Mino ware. He began his path to professional ceramicist at the Tajimi Industrial High School, and a stint at the Gifu Ceramics Research institute, where he foll...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1437683 (stock #1622)
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Delicate flowers in blue on this vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shuyo Kokyo Kabin. Kokyo is the Chines Bellflower. Shuyo is a type of pottery developed by and unique to Rokubei VI whereupon the image is painted onto the pot, then covered with impure pine ash glaze resulting in a very wabi-sabi aesthetic. This vase is 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition dating from the 1970s.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1437684 (stock #1624)
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Wings spread open like some great colorful bird on this expressive vessel by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tobe (Fly!). 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 17 x 4 x 6 inches) and in excellent condition, from the artist late last year.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1437774 (stock #1623)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An artist whose bold creations work well in a Western setting, here is a seminal piece decorated with huge white peony blossoms by Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Kinsai Botan Mon Henko. Here the artist has set the luscious white flowers and leaves outlined in gold on a ground of rusty yellow, an intriguing combination. It is 27 x 15 x 34 cm (10-1/2 x 6 x 13-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. It was exhibited at the 6th Japan Kogei Association Cera...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1437853 (stock #1625)
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Irridescent red and silver tinges rise up like some deep space cloud on the meteoric surface of this wan-gata (bowl shaped) Raku chawan by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Kohen Chawan. It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 15 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated with a masters ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1437939 (stock #1627)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A seminal work by Shigaraki legend Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here you will find no overt extension of the self, no insertion of ego, no attempt at distraction, only the true mastery of this artist and his ability. Absolute perfection in form shows his mastery of throwing, blemish-less surface his time spent preparing and purifying the clay, and superlative flow of natural ash his skill at placement in the kiln and the firing process. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall,...
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 : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1438008 (stock #1629)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A quintessential work showing the decorative aesthetic of Ichino Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmonki (Lined Vessel). The square opening, thin and delicate, reminds me of the architectural grace of Ando Tadao. This is exactly what he is known for, and if you were going to have just one piece by Ichino-san, this might be just the thing to suit the bill. It is 26 cm (10-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The youngest winner ever at the 13th Na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1438013 (stock #1630)
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My Australian friend nailed it when he looked at this Tsujimura Shiro tsubo and emphatically declared: Bro that is crusty as….
Shiro is known for his lopsided forms and ash encrustation, and this vessel does not disappoint. It is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter in 1965. While living at a Buddh...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438062 (stock #1631)
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Iron and ash flow into vivid dark pools in the center of these 5 leaf shaped slabs by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mokuha Itazara zen (Leaf Shaped Slab Dish Set). Size, shape, color, texture: these are perfect for showing off your signature dish with style. They are roughly 18 x 20 cm (7 x 8 inches), nearly 2 cm thick and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438120 (stock #1633)
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A set of five small dai-zara elevated dishes by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Ko-zara Zen (Spring/Autumn Small Dish Set). These small dishes are created as a shallow basin on a thick foot, covered with a combination of feldspar, iron and natural ash glazes. The shallow bowl shape is perfect for soy, sauces or small hors d’oeuvres. Despite the soaring sense, the weight of the base keeps the bowl from tipping when dipping something into it. They ar...