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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 : Contemporary item #1428919 (stock #1539)
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A fabulous ash glazed Guinomi accented with iron and cobalt by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Created as part of a restaurant consignment of 50 Guinomi, (for which he created about 70 in total), I was able to get in just after the firing and choose what I felt were a few of the best before anyone had a chance to view. I think this is a unique opportunity to acquire one of his finest pieces.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443344 (stock #1704)
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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 : Pottery : Contemporary item #1246126 (stock #731)
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A dynamic Oribe Koro by Kato Kuniya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 x 12 x 16 cm and in excellent condition. Born into a pottery family in Tajimi in 1940, he studied under Nineno Sakuzo and in Kyoto under Tsuji Shindo before establishing his own kiln in 1970. He has been exhibited at the Nitten National Exhibition, Gendai Nihon Togeiten Modern Ceramics Exhibition, Nihon Dento Kogeiten Traditional Crafts Exhibition, Asahi Ceramics Exhibition, and Nihon Togeiten National Po...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1188722 (stock #G602)
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A horse prances around the stables in the unique world of Suzuki Goro, an Oribe vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made in the form of a thatched circular building, the neck almost like a tall chimney. Perhaps it is not simply a stable at all, but a blacksmiths, and the horse is ready to be re-shoed. Every piece tells a story with this unusual artist. The vase measures 11-1/2 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Goro has...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1140767 (stock #248)
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A tall bottle vase deeply dragged and scratched by Yamada Kazu (Wasaku, b. 1954) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kazu was born in Tokoname city , one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters. He would have been influenced early on by his father, Yamada Kenkichi and uncle living National Treasure Yamada Jozan. He graduated the Osaka Art University before moving to Echizen ...
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 : Contemporary item #1223614 (stock #687)
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An Exhibited pottery box by Watanabe kunio enclosed in the original wooden box titled Iro-e Kin/Gin-Sai KiKaMon ToBako. This piece was featured on the exhibition invitation at the Marue Gallery (included). It measures 9 inches (23 cm) across, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
The first time I saw this artists work I was blown away by the precision, skill and beauty inherent. Kunio was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1967, graduating the top Art school in Japan, The Toky...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1311920 (stock #875)
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A mist series pottery box by important contemporary artist Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 12.5 x 5 x 9 cm (5 x 2 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in fine 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 Institu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1204038 (stock #637)
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Enlightenment through contemplation of a stone! Here is one to contemplate, an exceptionally large black void by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mudai (untitled or without name). It is 24 x 12 x 15 inches (61 x 31 x 39 cm) and is in excellent condition. Two marks are visible in the glaze where it was propped in the kiln for firing. These would tell the artist later where to place the stones to support the object in the correct position (I recall an event in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1243943 (stock #727)
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Medaka fish swim among the natural bubbles and shadows on this gohon glazed plate by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 30 cm (12 inches) square and in perfect condition.
Shiro was born the fourth son of Living National Treasure for Lacquerware. His sensitivity to textures may stem from that exacting influence. Although his older brother succeeded the family tradition (another branching into paper arts), Shiro, after graduating the Kyoto University of Fine...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1189336 (stock #605)
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A grand vase by Morino Taimei covered in rich pitted blue glaze freckled with sky and golden clouds enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is quite large, heavily potted 11 x 6 x 13 inches (27 x 15 x 32 cm) and in excellent 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 Hokutos...
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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1329895 (stock #957)
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A seminal work covered in red with black waves by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 6-1/2 x 10 inches (25 x 16.5 x 26 cm) and in excellent 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 early 60s he wor...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1342522 (stock #1026)
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A seminal work covered in red with black by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (23.5 x 14 x 24 cm) and in excellent 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 early 60s he worked as a g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1244047 (stock #728)
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An intriguing form by Takeuchi Shingo titled Zogan Hento (An Inlaid Strange Vase) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 18 x 19 x 24.5 cm and is in fine condition, dating circa 2002.
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) hails from Seto city, one of the oldest ceramic production centers in Japan. He studied at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Research Facility until 1979, then under the great Kato Shuntei II before establishing his own kiln in 1982. Exhibited at the Asahi Togeiten C...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1221555 (stock #680)
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Air bubbles appear trapped in the glaze like a thin slab of ice. This is a fantastic Chozara by Inoue Yoshihisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 30-1/2 x 9 x 1 inches (77 x 23 x 2.5 cm) and is in perfect condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
Yoshihisa (b. 1947) studied ceramics under Kiyomizu Rokube VI, certainly one reason for his emphasis on sculptural concerns. His work has often been accepted to the Nitten Nation...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1181381 (stock #572)
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A dramatic basin brutalized by the elements by Shigaraki Master Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Representative of this artists work, the lip has split with heat, one edge blasted off, and the entire charred and buried in ash. The dish measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) deep, 29 cm (12 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. While living at a Buddhist temple he...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1297009 (stock #848)
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molten ash streaks around the form of this superb Shigaraki Tsubo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1996 by pottery legend Furutani Michio. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in Shigaraki; graduating the Konan High School of industr...