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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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1463147 (stock #1928)
An unusual pair of joined monoliths dripping with beads of silver, one black, one white, with matching glass lids by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro-Kuro Mist. The combination is striking. It is 13.5 cm wide, 16.5 cm tall and in perfect condition.
Kondo 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 stu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1463115 (stock #1927)
A simple off-white basin like a delicate eggshell, the precious life born, by Misaki Mitsukuni enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saidei Hachi. It is 12 x 16.5 x 15 cm (5 x 6-1/2 x 6 inches) and is in perfect condition. A very similar piece representing this Saidei series took top prize at the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition in 1993.
Misaki Mitsukuni was born in Chiba in 1951, and studied in a number of styles and locales before establishing his own kiln in 197...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1463016 (stock #1924)
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Faint crackling permeates the vibrant green glaze on this sake flask by Living National Treasure Nakajima Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Tokkuri. It is 12.5 cm tall, and in excellent condition.
Nakajima Hiroshi (1941-2018) was born in Hiroshima, and established himself as an independent potter Yano, Saga Prefecture in 1969, choosing to specialize in the challenging field of Celadon ware. That same year he was first accepted into the Nihon Dento Kogeiten ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1463002 (stock #1926)
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This odd squat bottle, with the sake cup resting on top, reminds me of images of the itinerant Buddhist Monk Taneda Santoka who wandered Japan in the pre-war era, his black robes flowing down around his bundled form, fueled by drink and composing poems. Here he is found, bamboo Kasa hat pulled down over his eyes, dozing off along the trailside. This Tokkuri and Guinomi are by Murakoshi Takuma, a cherubic poet in clay also fueled by his love for wine and given to wandering. The cup is 9 x 8.5 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1462947 (stock #1922)
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Enigmatic natural forms seem fossilized on the white surface of this rare guinomi by female pottery star Hattori Makiko enclosed in a black lidded wooden box signed and dated inside Heisei 27 (2015) and titled simply Shuki. It is 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. This was from way back when we could acquire works by her. Those days are long gone, and this is the last of its kind.
Hattori Makiko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1984. She graduated the Aichi Prefectur...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1462884 (stock #1921)
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Delicate pink and blue fan-shapes like the scales on some iridescent tropical fish or feathers on an exotic bird rise in an overlapping pattern to form this open flower receptacle by Kusaba Yuji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Neriage is well known in Northern Japan thanks to living National Teasure Matsui Kosei who worked in colored clay, however it is unheard of in Southern Japan, and in this case, made of colored porcelain. The vessel is 17 cm (6-1/4 inches) diameter, 20.5 cm (8...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1462871 (stock #1920)
A voluminous O-ido-gata Chawan Tea Bowl covered in rich green finely crackled celadon glaze by Living National Treasure Nakajima Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15.5 cm diameter, 9.5 cm deep and in perfect condition.
Nakajima Hiroshi (1941-2018) was born in Hiroshima, and established himself as an independent potter Yano, Saga Prefecture in 1969, choosing to specialize in the challenging field of Celadon ware. That same year he was first accepted into the Niho...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1462734 (stock #1918)
Oxidized black clay decorated with a band of tarnished silver by the highly sought Iguchi Daisuke enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall and in perfect condition.
Iguchi Daisuke was born in Tochigi in 1975, and graduated the Tohoku University of Art and Design in 1998. He spent a year of further study under Uraguchi Masayuki before embarking on his own path. In 2004 he established his own kiln. His work has seen a good deal of attention both domes...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1462668 (stock #1917)
Oxidized black clay in a prismatic form by the highly sought Iguchi Daisuke enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 16 x 17 x 29.5 cm (6-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches) and is in perfect condition.
Iguchi Daisuke was born in Tochigi in 1975, and graduated the Tohoku University of Art and Design in 1998. He spent a year of further study under Uraguchi Masayuki before embarking on his own path. In 2004 he established his own kiln. His work has seen a good deal of attention both d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1462605 (stock #1916)
From the first moment of viewing, I was excited to see someone taking the techniques and qualities of Takatori beyond tradition, pushing the envelope on form and function into the 21st century. Here a gothic figure by Sueyoshi Hiromitsu, the sculpted ribs allowing the traditional ash glaze a veritable playground to flow across. Takatori is famous for this flowing ash, and here the thin walled form shows it off to magnificent affect. The vase is 40 cm (16 inhes) tall and comes in the original s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1462379 (stock #1912)
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A gorgeous Mimitsuki handled vase with flaring rim covered in in running ash glaze and encrustations of dark embers by Tanimoto Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hana-ire. It is 26 cm (10-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. This is a superb example of the traditional Momoyama aesthetic.
Born in 1958 the son of Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, Yo was raised among the kilns and has always had his hands in clay. He first began exhibiting in 1982, and in 1984 move...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1462378 (stock #1911)
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A traditional mimi-tsuki cylindrical vase by the artist who wrote the book on traditional firing, Furutani Michio, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is covered inside and out in natural molten ash glaze and dark charring where it was buried in the embers, the opposite side reveals the expressive nature of Shigaraki clay. It is 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anag...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1462046 (stock #1909)
Amazing sense of scale! Crawling white glaze congeals on the rough textured clay of this massive bowl by Kumano Kouroemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro Mori Bachi (White Great Basin). Slightly oblong, it is 38 to 41 cm diameter (15-16 inches) and in excellent condition.
A ceramic madman, oil painter and recluse, Kuroemon is as eccentric as his pottery predicts. Born in Fukui prefecture in 1955 Kuroemon was a painter from youth, he began his studies under Fujita...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1462016 (stock #1908)
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A fabulous textured faceted bottle shaped vase by Sakai Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ai-ji Shino Ichirin Sashi (Blue Shino Single Flower Vase). It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, 11.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sakai Hiroshi was born in Toki City in central Mino country in 1960. He graduated the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1983, after which he spent two years at the Tajimi City Ceramic Research Facility before apprenticing under...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1461907 (stock #1401)
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Here is a masterpiece by Wakao Toshisada, one of the great artists of the post-war era who helped to revive the Shino tradition (now one of the most popular Japanese forms) from extinction. An early masterpiece by the artist showing his abilities from inception, this bowl was selected for the cover of the exhibition invitation card in 1973 (card included). It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Wakao Toshisada was born in Tajimi, Gifu ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1461846 (stock #1400)
Zen imagery in iron of the Triangle and circle, possibly the square being the bowl itself, decorate the frothy white glaze on this Shino Chawan by important artist Wakao Toshisada enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A superb example of his tea bowls, it is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter,9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The tri-part symbol is famous from the Sengai Gibon Zen scroll of the 18th century. DT Suzuki in his interpretation of Sengai says: Sengai was familiar w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1461689 (stock #1903)
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A Spectacular bowl in yellow tinged fissured green glaze by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiji Kanyu Chawan (Yellow-Crackle-Glazed Tea Bowl). This is a fabulous example of this important artists work. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business, he apprenticed in plastic arts under fu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1461582 (stock #1906)
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Today I would like to introduce another talented potter living outside of the traditional potting centers. This is a beautiful Nezumi Shino (Gray Shino) chawan by Sagae Eimei, and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This has an immediacy which speaks of our era, yet is based firmly in the pottery of the Momoyama period. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Sagae Eimei was born in Yamagata prefecture in 1949. Upon graduatio...