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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493976 (stock #MC332)
An expertly crafted Chawan covered in qhite glaze overwhich is applied deeply fissured craling black by Seki Moritaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Oribe Chawan. It is 12.5 x 11 x 8.5 cm (5 x 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. Seki Moritaka was born in 1967 and studied Bizen ware under Yamamoto Takeichi. This ceramic artist fascinated by Momoyama pottery established a dynamic style full of enthusiasm which goes well beyond the idea of reproduction. He has chosen Shino and Seto-guro as his forte, and clearly focused, does these both incredibly well. He focuses on a small production of extremely fine wares for a few private exhibitions held annually.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493902 (stock #MC314)
A rare opportunity to pick up a classic set of five dishes by legendary artist Okabe Mineo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled E-Shino Meme Zara. This is a quintessential work by the artist, espousing perfectly his aesthetic. Each is roughly 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and all are in excellent condition.
Okabe Mineo (1919-1990) was born the first son of important artist Kato Tokuro, however the relationship with his father was volatile. When he was 9 Tokuro moved the young family to Seto, where Mineo would graduate the Aichi Prefectural Ceramics School in 1937. After a year at the family kiln, he moved to Tokyo, then joined the army in 1940. He fought against the Americans and would spend several years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines, repatriated to Japan in 1947. He returned to Aichi prefecture, leaving enough distance between himself and his estranged family, and with his wife began producing pottery in Toyoda. In 1953 he met Koyama Fujio; that same year he was awarded the Hokuto prize at the Nitten, and his work was collected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was the true beginning of his career. In 1955 he received the JCS award, one of the highest honors for a Japanese potter. By the mid ‘60s. he moved to celadon ware. He changed his name from Kato to Okabe in 1978, to honor his wife who supported his efforts for so many years.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493874 (stock #MC341)
Pink belts this blue-gray bowl like the rising sun reflected off a pre-dawn cloud by Yamato Tsutomu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Chawan and featured in the 59th National Traditional Crafts Exhibition (catalog page 65, catalog included). It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) diameter and in perfect condition.
Yamato Tsutomu was born the second son of Yamato Yasuo, the man who brought Hagi into the 20th century, in 1965. He graduated the Yamaguchi University of Arts in 1988. He has exhibited with Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, the Nihon Dento Kogeiten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) and Dento Kogei Shinsaku Ten (New Traditional Crafts Exhibition) among others. His first solo exhibition was held in 1996. He served as a guest lecturer at Mendocino Art Center in California in 2001, and currently lectures at the Yamaguchi Prefectural University. Work by him is held in the British Museum, the Japan Foundation, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art and Nomura Art Museum among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1493873 (stock #MC340)
A pink sunset band rings this Caribbean blue bowl by Yamato Tsutomu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Hagi Chawan. It is gorgeous to behold, wide and comfortable in the hands, perfect for tea in the warm seasons. It is 15 cm ((6 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamato Tsutomu was born the second son of Yamato Yasuo, the man who brought Hagi into the 20th century, in 1965. He graduated the Yamaguchi University of Arts in 1988. He has exhibited with Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, the Nihon Dento Kogeiten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) and Dento Kogei Shinsaku Ten (New Traditional Crafts Exhibition) among others. His first solo exhibition was held in 1996. He served as a guest lecturer at Mendocino Art Center in California in 2001, and currently lectures at the Yamaguchi Prefectural University. Work by him is held in the British Museum, the Japan Foundation, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art and Nomura Art Museum among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493842 (stock #MC309A)
A gorgeous set of five clam-shell Shaped dishes in organic Chossen Karatsu glaze by Koga Kenji enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Hamaguri Mukozuke. Each dish is roughly 14 x 16 cm (5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and all are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Koga Kenji was born in Fukuoka in 1936, but did not start potting until much later in life, at the age of 38. He opened his own kiln in 1991, exhibiting with the prefectural exhibition the following year. Not a competitive person, eh has concentrated on private exhibitions, of which he has had many. His work is humble and easy to use true to that vein of the unknown craftsman of Mingei lore.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1493841 (stock #MC329)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
A traditional wide basin decorated with staggering pine in iron by Nakazato Tarouemon XIV enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled E-Karatsu Hachi. It is 26 cm (10-1/4 inches) diameter 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Nakazato Taouemon XIV wa born the eldest son of Nakazato Taouemon XIII in 1957. He completed graduate school at the Department of Sculpture at Musashino Art University in 1981. He returned ot the family studio in 1983 and began making pottery. In 1984 his work was selected for the first time at the Nitten National Art Exhibition. In 2002 he succeeded the family name.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493812 (stock #MC309B)
A gorgeous set of five clam-shell Shaped dishes in organic Chossen Karatsu glaze tinged with unusual blue by Koga Kenji enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Hamaguri Mukozuke. The flow of glaze is like the stormy ocean washing up onto the rugged coastline, Each dish is roughly 12 x 14 cm (4-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches) and all are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Koga Kenji was born in Fukuoka in 1936, but did not start potting until much later in life, at the age of 38. He opened his own kiln in 1991, exhibiting with the prefectural exhibition the following year. Not a competitive person, eh has concentrated on private exhibitions, of which he has had many. His work is humble and easy to use true to that vein of the unknown craftsman of Mingei lore.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493802 (stock #MC334)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$1,500.00
Sale Pending
A large bottle shape reminiscent of Funadokuri (Ships flasks) by Tokoname Legend Osako Mikio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tokoname-gama Tsubo shown at the 1997 memorial exhibition held at the Tokoname Ceramics research facility and published on page 7 of the catalog (included). It is 30.5 cm (I foot) in diameter, 39.5 cm (just under 16 inches) tall and in perfect contition.
Due to size this may require special shipping consideration depending upon destination.
Osako Mikio (1940-1995), born in Usa Oita prefecture on the Island of Kyushu, arrived at ceramics late in life, starting to study with Ezaki Issei at the Tokonmane ceramic Research Center in 1968 and staying with his teacher until he built his first kiln in 1982.. He received Grand Prize at the International Biennial of Ceramics in Vallauris, France in 1972. Known for his yakishime and ash glazed pottery, His profound understanding of wood firing, post firing and pottery in general was exceptional and his forms and surfaces are mature beyond his years of experience. A fitting quote by Dr. Frederick Baekeland from the catalogue; Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections, sums up the true nature of the potter and his pots; “The strong, conventional potting and rich sobriety of Osako’s ceramics appeal to modern taste and accords well with the aesthetic canons of the tea ceremony.”
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1493796 (stock #MC325)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
The surface of this deep bowl is like glossy rust, shot through with various shades and mottled colors, the base irredescent red. It is by rising star Hashimoto Tomonari and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled: Untitled Utsuwa (vessel). It is 13 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist. This series was sold only through our gallery, and this is the last remaining bowl.
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 from the Kanazawa University of Art in March 2017, then relocated to Shigaraki. A visit to his humble home studio is eye opening. Although he comes across as shy in conversation, when you move on to the subject of art, he is all confidence. He was named a finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize in 2019 and is already making international waves around Asia. Work by him is held in the V&A in London, another piece has entered LACMA and a large sculpture has recently been installed in his home prefecture of Wakayama. Get pieces by him while you can!
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493742 (stock #MC331)
A Wide covered container decorated with both colorful and engraved camellia blossoms by Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tsubaki-Mon Futamono/ It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) to the finial and in excellent condition.
Takauchi Shugo was born in Tokyo in 1937. He opened his kiln in Mashiko at the age of 31. He has exhibited at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition, Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition and as well as Gendai Nihon Togeiten National Modern Ceramics Exhibition in addition to innumerable public and private exhibitions. He is recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit from Tochigi Prefecture, and his works have been selected for international exhibitions (Paris, London, Denmark and America) and work by him is held in the V&A, The Art Gallery of New South Wales. For more see the Book “Japanese Studio Crafts” (1995) by Rupert Faulkner of “Fired with Passion” (2006) by Beatrice Chang and Samuel J Lurie.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493741 (stock #MC330)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$2,650.00
Sale Pending
A massive celadon container with finialed lid in Beishoku celadon by Haraguchi Takushi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Beishokuji Kazari Tsubo. It is 34 cm (13-1/1 inches) diameter and in excellent condtion.
Due to size shipping may be accrued separately.
Born in Kyoto in 1947. Graduated from Dokkyo University in 1971, then graduated from the Kyoto Ceramic Art School in 1976. He has won prizes at the Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition, the Kinki Branch Exhibition, the Kyoto Prefecture Exhibition among others. Regular solo exhibitions at Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi Department Stores. His work focuses on Southern Song Guan style celadon. A Mizusashi water jar by the artist is held in the British Museum.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493740 (stock #MC315)
A set of five incredible square dishes by Koga Kenji washed as if by the dark tide with blue crowned with white washing over the earth-toned clay enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Shi-ho Sara. Each dish is roughly 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) square and in perfect condition, directly from the artist.
Koga Kenji was born in Fukuoka in 1936, but did not start potting until much later in life, at the age of 38. He opened his own kiln in 1991, exhibiting with the prefectural exhibition the following year. Not a competitive person, eh ahs concentrated on private exhbitions, of which he has had many. His work is humble and easy to use true to that vein of the unknown craftsman of Mingei lore.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1493739 (stock #MC309A)
A gorgeous set of five clam-shell Shaped dishes in organic Chossen Karatsu glaze by Koga Kenji enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Hamaguri Mukozuke. Each dish is roughly 14 x 16 cm (5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and all are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Koga Kenji was born in Fukuoka in 1936, but did not start potting until much later in life, at the age of 38. He opened his own kiln in 1991, exhibiting with the prefectural exhibition the following year. Not a competitive person, eh has concentrated on private exhibitions, of which he has had many. His work is humble and easy to use true to that vein of the unknown craftsman of Mingei lore.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493738 (stock #MC313)
A fabulous black Tokkuri sake bottle with a lode of ocher ash flowing over the dark clay by Isezaki Koichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Tokkuri. It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Koichiro was born the son of living national treasure Isezaki Jun. He graduated the sculpture department of Tokyo Zokei University and then apprenticed under American artist Jeff Shapiro, incorporating much blending of western and eastern thought into his work. He returned to Japan in 2000 to work under his father, and was first accepted into the Tanabe museum Sculptural forms in Tea Exhibition two years later.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493736 (stock #MC307)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
A playful large bowl by Kim Hono decorated with geometric patterns in black on millet white glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Donburi. The artist has drawn an image of the bowl on the side of the box. The bowl is 14 cm 5-3/4 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in perfect condition. Kim Hono was born in Seto City Aichi Prefecture in 1958, and graduated the Prefectural Ceramics School in 1977, then taking up apprenticeship at a local kiln before establishing himself as an independent artist in 1982. He held his first solo exhibition in Nagoya in 1985. He has been exhibited at the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition Dento Kogeiten National Traditiaonal Crafts Exhibition, Asahi Togeiten Exhibition, Chunichi Kokusai Togeiten, and his works being shown in some of Japans top galleries including Kuroda Toen in Tokyo’s Ginza ward. Not to be defined, even by himself, famously when asked by Hohnoho Magazine to define his work he cryptically replied only: Kaze wo Kanjiru Koto (Feeling the wind).
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493708 (stock #MC303)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$450.00
Sale Pending
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 liquid spatters. It is 10.5 cm (4 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition directly from the artist.
Inayoshi Osamu was born in Toyohashi City in 1976, and graduated the Seto pottery school in 2002, the same year he was acknowledged for excellence at the 56th Seto Municipal Art Exhibition. He set up his own studio in 2007, garnering his first of many prizes at the the Oribe no Kokoro (heart of Oribe) Ceramic Exhibition. His unique textures and glaze techniques soon won him acclaim both in Japan and abroad , and he began exhibiting with vigor both domestically and abroad.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493661 (stock #MC311)
A striking deep misshapen bowl by Gomi Kenji with coloration ranging from earthen tones to gray outside, inside yellow with blue at the rim enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Glass Yu Wan. It is roughly 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, the same height and is in perfect condition.
Gomi Kenjki was born in Nagano in 1978, and graduated the prestigious Waseda University in 2001, before going to study Tsuboya potting techniques in Naha, Okinawa. He moved to Toki City in Gifu, opening his own kiln in 2004. He was awarded the Judges prize at the Mashiko Ceramic Exhibition in 2008. He took the Show prize at the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramic Exhibition in 2011, and was awarded at the Kikuchi Bienale twice, and the Modern Tea wares Exhibition in 2014 before moving his studio to Kasama, Ibaraki in 2015. For more see New Forms, New Voices (2017) He is held in the collection of the V&A in London
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1493660 (stock #MC310)
A striking deep misshapen bowl by Gomi Kenji with coloration ranging through the gray zone into red enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Glass Yu Wan. It is roughly 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, the same height and is in perfect condition.
Gomi Kenjki was born in Nagano in 1978, and graduated the prestigious Waseda University in 2001, before going to study Tsuboya potting techniques in Naha, Okinawa. He moved to Toki City in Gifu, opening his own kiln in 2004. He was awarded the Judges prize at the Mashiko Ceramic Exhibition in 2008. He took the Show prize at the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramic Exhibition in 2011, and was awarded at the Kikuchi Bienale twice, and the Modern Tea wares Exhibition in 2014 before moving his studio to Kasama, Ibaraki in 2015. For more see New Forms, New Voices (2017) He is held in the collection of the V&A in London