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 : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1450820 (stock #1582)
Cherry blossoms open to the viewer below a softly colored belt of geometrics on this gourd shaped vase featuring minute poems in running calligraphy (Saiji) by Tamura Seito enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saiji Sakura Mon Kaki (Vase decorated with Cherry and Minute Calligraphy). The vase is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tamura Seito (b. 1980) is a fourth-generation potter and chosen to inherit the tradition of Saiji micro-calligraphy for the Tamura ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1450667 (stock #1790)
Product of the pure spirit of Shigaraki tradition and the pure winds of the inferno and impurities of the clay is this fabulous chawan tea bowl by the inspiring Furutani Kazuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Chawan. It has a rugged complexion with raw sunburnt clay dappled with spattered ash and a wide, solid, base. Enjoy the weight of it in your hands, then turn it over and marvel at the glistening jade gem clinging to the bottom. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1450506 (stock #1789)
A spiraling form rises to a small opening creating this temporal vase by Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box from the artist this year (in fact she is signing the box right now!). The mouth is at an angle, allowing the viewer a unique image depending upon viewpoint. It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 21 cm (8 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka University of Ar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1450439 (stock #1788)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A striking design of swirling dots decorates this wide low chawan by female porcelain legend Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Haku-kin Sai Hira Chawan (White Gold Decorated Wide Tea Bowl). Blue and Green Dots swirl in a vortex from the center of the bowl. It is 16.2 cm (6-3/8 inches) diameter, 4.7 cm (2-7/8 inches) tall and in excellent condition retaining the original shiori.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the cerami...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1450300 (stock #1785)
A set of five Mashiko sake cups by Hamada Shoji enclosed in an older wooden box annotated by his son Hamada Shinsaku. The inscription reads Shoji-saku, Hai, Shinsaku Ki (Sake Cups Made by Shoji, Attested to by Shinsaku). All five are roughly 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceram...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1450753 (stock #1793)
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A chattered black and white Mizusashi fresh water jar by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It features a tsukui-buta convex black lacquered wooden lid. The vessel is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition. Monochrome was his forte, this chattered style, sumi-nagashi spilled ink and Funka impressed clay were his most popular styles.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Liv...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1450708 (stock #1791)
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A stunning and unusual Chawan tea bowl in burnt orange glaze with abstract splashes of black by Kawamoto GOro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Perfectly formed, with a wide base and slightly concave sides leading to a pouty rim, all draped in this haunting ochre with poured black graffiti. A masterpiece by this important artist. It is 11.5 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kawamoto Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1450526 (stock #1276)
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An organic form by young female artist Tanaka Tomomi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mimi-nari and dating from 2017. It is 6 x 6 x 5-1/2 inches (15 x 15 x 14 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Tanaka Tomomi was born in Hyogo prefecture, near Kobe, in 1983, and graduated advanced courses at the Aichi University of Education in 2008, however her work has been garnering attention in various exhibitions since 2005. She has received the Kyoto Mayor’s Award at the “39th ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1450351 (stock #1787)
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A white porcelain bowl with silver lining by the young female artist Itaya Narumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chawan (flower). Stylized floral motifs are raised off the raw white porcelain surface, richly textured, while the inside is sheer as gilded silk. About the delicate foot ring is glazed and sculpted with petals. The bowl is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, from the artist this year.
Itaya Narumi was born in Gifu in 1991. She gradua...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1450335 (stock #1786)
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Thick iron and feldspar cover the Iga glaze of this small vase by Ayukai Kogetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Iga Ko Tsubo. It is 13 cm (5 inches) tall, roughly 9 cm (3-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. I think it would also make a nice tokkuri.
Ayukai Kogetsu is a female artist from Miyagi prefecture. During a trip to Nara after graduating university, she was struck by a calligraphy exhibition, and became a student of calligraphy under Onodera ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1450251 (stock #1784)
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Reminiscent of the Rolling Stones album cover, a wild sculpture by important contemporary sculptor Hayami Shiro. The bean shaped object is 15 cm (6 inches) diameter, 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) long and in excellent condition. It is signed on the base and appears to be dated 1999. Typical of this artist, it comes in a cardboard box
Hayami Shiro (b. 1927) was born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1927, and graduated the Tokushima Industrial University in 1949. His first exhibitions did not materialize...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 1980 item #1450192 (stock #1782)
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A copper Wire bound object of tile work ceramics by Hayami Shiro identified with a brass dog-tag signed Shiro Hayamai, dated 1979 and titled Tadotsu. Tadotsu is the name of the town Shiro was born in. The bean shaped object is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 17 cm (6-3/4 inches) long and in excellent condition. Typical of this artist it comes in a cardboard box.
Hayami Shiro (b. 1927) was born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1927, and graduated the Tokushima Industrial University in 1949. His first e...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1449912 (stock #1780)
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A Beautiful bowl in crackled white set into a lattice like structure of raw porcelain pierced with a plethora of various sized holes by Kato Yoshiyasu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haku-yu no wan (White Glazed Bowl). A singular drip of fissured glass forms a bead from the bulging line between the thick glaze and raw clay where the two parts of the bowl have been joined. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1449886 (stock #1779)
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The colors of the prism show through the thick crackled glaze blanketing this Guinomi, by Kodai Ujiie enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a handful, great tactile qualities and entrancing to look at. It is 9-10 cm diameter, 9 cm tall and in excellent condition, directly from a recent firing.
Kodai Ujiie was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture in 1990, and graduated advanced studies at the Tohoku University of Art and Design in 2015. Since 2014, he has been hosted at more tha...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1449846 (stock #1778)
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This young guy’s stuff is very chic; a sake set by Kato Yoshiyasu in purest white and darkest black, everything a dialog between shadow and form. Here the artist has used a combination of his repertoire. The cup is pure white dipped into black, the black then chiseled away in divots creating a beautiful pattern for the eyes and texture for fingers. The Ozabu (Pillow shaped Daiza saucer) is a flattened ball, dimpled to receive the cup, then pierced with various sized holes. Alongside standi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1449766 (stock #1777)
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A fabulous stone textured Guinomi by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring dark raw clay alternating with black and white glaze. Osamu is very low production, and very selective of what he allows out into the world, and I am proud to be able to offer this. It is 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter, 5.5 cm (2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Inayoshi Osamu was born in Aichi prefecture in 1976, the heart of Mino country. He completed his initial training in th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1449765 (stock #1776)
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Black iron turns to a curtain of shiny rust running down the outside of this ash gazed guinomi, a deep dark pool of green crystalline green in the center by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A professed lover of shochu, Takuma takes his shuki sake ware very seriously. The cup undulates up from the base in wide grooves, like the rusted sides of a some dilapidated old Japanese hovel covered in corrugated iron (If you have ever been to Japan you know the one). The finge...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1449764 (stock #1775)
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A modern interpretation of the six sided shuki popular in ki-seto from the Momoyama period, this in white Raku by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro Raku Guinomi. The fire blackened (originally white) clay sets off the thick white glazze like winter snow receding from garden stones. It is 6 cm (2-3/8 inches) across, the same height and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this year.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and h...