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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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1453031 (stock #1823)
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). It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this year.
Kato Yoshiyasu was born in Aichi prefecture in 1985, and graduated the Kurashiki Kogei Crafts School design department in 2008. He then went o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1453017 (stock #1822)
Clear green glass has gathered on the deep divets left by the artists fingers scoring the sides of this deep ash-glazed bowl by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Wan (Bowl). The rim undulates in the traditional Gozan (Five Mountains) form, the waves echoing those furrows left by the artists fingers. White molten fledspar is scattered about the surface like studs on punk-rock leather, while a large stone bursts from the front. In the center a deep pool ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1452867 (stock #1821)
Rare aubergine and blue colors underlie the running white bamboo ash cascading down the walls of this beautiful deep bowl by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Take-hai Wan (Bamboo-ash Bowl). He has only a small amount of this Bamboo ash, and when it is gone, that is all. Slightly out of round, it is 12 to 13.5 cm diameter (4-3/4 to 5-1/4 inches), 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in perfect condition. This is from his most recent firing from August to September. I was...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1452791 (stock #1820)
An eccentric crusty bowl, very different, by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Yohen Chawan. Unlike his normal burnished and color ridden surfaces, this bowl is ominous, matte, shot through with pin-hole-textures and rivulets streaming from the rim. It is like something from deep within the universe, an ancient traveler which has been charred and scarred on its way through the atmosphere. Not only that but it is slightly deeper than his normal bowl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1452775 (stock #1819)
Crackled green glass pools in the center of this humble tea bowl by Ezaki Issei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Chawan. The works of Issei personify the humble virtues of the tea ceremony. They are imbued with a sense of Musakui (Lack of intention), a bowl that has come to be, rather than a bowl that was created. It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) diameter, 5.5 cm (2-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ezaki Issei (also Esaki, 1918-1992) was born in Tokoname, bu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1452527 (stock #1816)
Silver glistens inside the near matt core of this fabulous chawan by JCS Gold Award winner Ito Keiji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (just less than 4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Keiji was born in 1935, and has spent his life challenging the accepted concepts of traditional ceramics. He was awarded at the 1981 Faenza International Ceramics Exhibition. He was awarded the Gifu Prefectural Cultural Award in 2006, and aga...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1452488 (stock #1815)
An iconic faceted tea bowl by Atarashi Manabu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Shinogi Chawan. The faceted body is shot through with color filled fissures, with a thick coating of green ash glaze on the fire side, raw flame colored clay opposite. The bowl is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter, 10.5 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall and in new condition, directly from the artist this summer. It compliments perfectly the Mizusashi from the same firing.
Atarashi Manabu has been growing...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1452280 (stock #1813)
A fabulous faceted Iga vessel by Atarashi Manabu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The rough textured clay is colored by the flame, burnt red and charred gray to black, with a single bead of molten ash which crystalized into glass as it rolled around the shoulder out of the flames. This is a versatile vessel which offers differing scenes for every viewing angle. The vase is 23 cm (9 inches) tall, 16.5 x 13 cm (6-1/2 x 5 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1452150 (stock #1809)
A proud Shino bowl licked by flame by legendary artist Hori Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Chawan. Red tendrils leap up the deeply fissured white glaze. The bowl is hefty yet comfortable to hold, perfectly formed with slightly tapering sides and a wavy rim. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hori Ichiro (b. 1952) graduated the Tajimi School of Industrial Design and apprenticed under Kato Kozo. He has...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1451861 (stock #1807)
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Red Rivulets meld into the ashen gray textured glaze on this Tokkuri sake flask by Sakuchi Ensen wrapped in the original signed and stamped cloth enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 13 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hills of Okayama. His research led him to create this highly decorative yet wildly natural glaze he came to call Hishhoku Nanban Yaki. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451644 (stock #1805)
There is a lot of drama and tension between the various facets of this ash encrusted Shigaraki outcrop by Furutani Kazuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Mentori Hanaire. (Faceted Vase). Every angle offers a unique view, texture, glazing, form, a vase which you can never grow tired of. I see it with an angular branch of plum blossoms, or perhaps Nandina loaded with red berries. It is 33 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451460 (stock #1800)
A Shigaraki vessel of by Furutani Kazuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Konsei Hanaire. The Konsei blended clay creates a unique texture. The form, slightly off kilter, bursts open as if from within, a fabulous piece for a one of a kind flower display. It is 35 cm (14 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, from the artist this Autumn
Furutani Kazuya was born the son of Anagama legend Furutani Michio in 1976. He graduated the Yamaguchi College of Art in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451348 (stock #1798)
An organic form of striated growth by the young female artist Yamaguchi Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is created by forming hundreds of small petals and slowly building up the form, in the same way that nature would grow barnacles on a rock, one at a time, expanding slowly, over eons. Many of her works are quite large, this is manageable in size at 21 x 17 x 27 cm tall (8 x 7 x 10-3/4 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist this year.
Yamaguchi Mio wa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1451140 (stock #1797)
A wild ceramic sculpture in rich dark iron glaze by Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Soko ni Tsuiki Suru (Take a Breath). Mio is an amazing person, very intense when she works, very casual when she is not. She will happily take a hammer to a piece after months of work, if it does not meet her inner criteria, thus her production is quite low, but quality is extremely high. This piece is 37 cm (14-1/2 inches) long and in excellent condition, from the artist this sum...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1450954 (stock #1796)
A swirling iron colored ceramic dish by Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Uzumaki no Sara. It is 19.5 x 19.5 x 9 cm (7-3/4 x 7-3/4 x 3-3/4 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 D...
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 : Pottery : Contemporary item #1452487 (stock #1814)
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Wow, this Iga Shinogi Mizusashi by Atarashi Manabu is as good as it gets. The torn and slabbed surface is rough, accentuating the particular grains of Iga clay, covered in a smattering of smokey charring and spattered ash. The vessel comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Shinogi Mizusashi. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) diameter, 20 cm (8 inches) tall and in perfect condition, directly from the artist this summer. It compliments perfectly the Chawan from the same firing.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1452199 (stock #1811)
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A trumpeting vessel, the closed top split open dripping with thick Oribe copper glaze and iron patterns by Tanahashi Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box. it is 18.5 cm (7-1/4 inches) diameter, 16.5 (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tanahashi Jun was born in Gifu prefecture in 1959. He established his kiln in Seto in 1990, and has exhibited with the Nitten, and awarded at the Nihon Shin Kogei Ten (New Crafts Exhibition) as well as the Asahi Togeiten Ceramics Exhib...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1452128 (stock #1810)
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A strikingly unusual charred vessel in the form of a kinuta fulling block by Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made of lumped clay scorched dark from deep within the embers of the kiln. The unique texture has allowed liquified ash to fill the spaces between with dusky color. I bought this piece on a summer visit with the artist this year, the only one like it he had. It stood out from across the room among all the ash glazed pots as a masterpiece. It is 12 x 14...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1452019 (stock #1456)
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Red oxidation swirls among the crinkled white covering the sandy clay of this tea bowl by Hori Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches ) diameter 9.5 cm (3-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hori Ichiro (b. 1952) graduated the Tajimi School of Industrial Design and apprenticed under Kato Kozo. He has been awarded the Governors prize at the Asahi Ceramics Exhibtion, and has been displayed at the Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten as well as Nihon Den...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451928 (stock #1808)
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Dark iron accents the rim of this mouse colored Shino vase by Hori Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Hanaire. It is 26 cm (10-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hori Ichiro (b. 1952) graduated the Tajimi School of Industrial Design and apprenticed under Kato Kozo. He has been awarded the Governors prize at the Asahi Ceramics Exhibtion, and has been displayed at the Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten as well as Nihon Dento Kogei Ten. He says, “I believe in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1451746 (stock #1806)
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Red and Blue Rivulets drip down over green melding into the ashen gray textured glaze on this Tea Jar by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 25.5 cm (10 inches) diameter, 28.5 cm (11-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box top is lightly stained.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hills of Okayama. His research led him to create this highly decorative yet wildly natural gl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451576 (stock #1804)
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A Shigaraki vase by Furutani Kazuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Konsei Hanaire. The Konsei blended clay creates a unique texture. The coloration on thi piece makes it stand apart from its contemporaries. Very unusual and striking combination of raw clay, orange, black and a few crystaline beads of green glazz around two white eyes. It is 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall, 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1451547 (stock #1803)
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Five unique plates by Tomimoto Kenkichi, from various eras depicting bucolic scenery each uniquely signed on the back. Kenkichi changed his signature regularly, which makes it very easy to date his works. These date from the 1950s. Each is between 18.5 and 19.5 cm diameter (roughly 7-1/2 inches). One has a slight firing flaw near at the rim, otherwise they are all in excellent condition. A smaller 6th plate will be included, bonus.
Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963) is one of Japan's fin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451531 (stock #1802)
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An archetypal Iga vase by Iga Die-Hard Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Mimitsuki Hanaire. The overall organic lines are quintessential Iga and do not disappoint. The glazing is perfect, showing off both the beauty of bidoro and the rich terracotta clay. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter and in perfect condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka College of Craft design. After 3 years in Kob...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451500 (stock #1801)
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Perfect for the humble entrance of a tea room, an orthodox wall vase by legendary Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Tabi-makura Kake-Hanaire (Travel Pillow Hanging Vase). It is 10.5 cm (4 inches) diameter, 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka College of Craft design. After 3 years in Kobe, and 4 in Kishiwada (Wakayama) he came to settle in Iga, where he was one of the dri...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1451459 (stock #1799)
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A colorful pair of hips by Matsuda Yuriko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinsai Aka-e Shiri -Goo- (Red and Gold Decorated Porcelain Buttocks, -Goo-. It was exhibited at the Ilmin Museum of Art exhibition: “Its Horizontal Its Vertical” in Seoul South Korea in 1997 and retains the original artist made stand as well as the exhibition pamphlet. The piece is 43 x 32.5 x 14 cm (17 x 13 x 5-1/2 inches) excluding the stand, and is in excellent condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1451427 (stock #1571)
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A double gourd shaped covered water jar by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni-Shino Mizusashi and inside named Robai-ju (Robai is a type of early blossoming plum, Ju is ball). It is just under 7 inches (17.5 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata prefecture, he was at Waseda Universi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1451426 (stock #1621)
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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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1451287 (stock #1560)
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Tarnished silver glows dully inside this raw clay bowl by female pottery pioneer Ogawa Machiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Wan. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 7 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ogawa Machiko was born in Sapporo on the Northern Island of Hokkaido in 1946. She studied under future Living National Treasures Fujimoto Yoshimichi, Tamura Koichi and Kato Hajime at the Tokyo University of Arts, graduating in 1969, then went on to...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1451052 (stock #1535)
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A very elegant swirling bowl inflated like a balloon in dark lapis with applied silver basin by rising female star Takemura Yuri enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sora Fune (Air Ship). It is 13.5 cm (just less than 6 inches) diameter, from 4.5 to 7.5 cm (2-3 inches) tall at the high end and in excellent condition, dating circa 2017.
Takemura Yuri was born in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture in 1980, daughter of a graphic designer. She came to ceramics after first working with ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1450868 (stock #1795)
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A stratified bloc of hollowed out Shigaraki clay by female pottery pioneer Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Shizen Yu Kaku Hanaire. A thick coating of blown natural ash glaze has settled on the shoulders, while the layers of earth below show a dusting of color on top, but rich red in the shadows with plenty of small inclusions for the eye to play with. It is 22.5 cm (9 inches) tall, roughly 10 cm (4 inches) square and in excellent condition.
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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 ...