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 : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438825 (stock #1651)
Just as the coldest depths of winter are reached, after the chrysanthemum has given up and before the red or white plum is even consideration, the Ro-bai (yellow plum) is the first to step up and say the cold will not last forever, opening its dusty yellow blossoms to the harsh winter sky. This dainty looking five lobed sake cup embodies that spirit, appearing frail, but built of sturdy Seto clay with thick, hardy petals. It is by Tokugawa Hiroshi and comes enclosed in the original signed woode...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438524 (stock #1650)
Rough hewn elongated slabs of Shigaraki clay covered simply in crystalline green ash by Murakoshi Takuma. These main dish plates are roughly 33 x 16.5 cm (13 x 6-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired at cost.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through po...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438485 (stock #1649)
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Deep green irises pool in the center of these almond shaped bowl by Murakoshi Takuma threaded with streaks of iron. No one seems to achieve the clarity of green that he has mastered. These would be perfect for Oden that famous winter food. Each is roughly 17 x 14.5 x 6 cm (6-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches) and all are in excellent condition, from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired for ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438484 (stock #1648)
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A surfer might feel quite at home on the swell of this set of 5 scalloping rectangular plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in streaks of iron and cobalt under splashes of crystalline green and dollops of white. There is a great deal of tension, excitement, in both the shape and the decoration. These plates are alive. Each is roughly 25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches) rising up to 6 cm (2 plus inches) off the table and all are in excellent condition, from the artist over New Years. We have currently n...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438483 (stock #1647)
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Iron forms enigmatic characters like some mysterious Zen Koan under the ash and feldspar covering this set of 5 large walled plates by Murakoshi Takuma. Niku Jaga, the piping hot winter dish, would be fabulous served in them. They are raised ever so slightly on a wide foot ring, appearing to float just millimeters off the table. In actuality, these are more western size than Japanese at roughly 20 x 19 x 5 cm (8 x 7-1/2 x 2 inches). in excellent condition, from the artist over New Years. We...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1438442 (stock #1646)
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Dark cobalt sinks deep into the rough terracotta clay giving this large serving platter its name Genso 27 (The periodic table number for cobalt). This is by Murakoshi Takuma, part of his newest series of work and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Genso 27 Kaku-zara (Atomic number 27 Square Platter). It is criss-crossed with drizzled snow white and emerald green which float on the surface in shiny drifts. The edges all turn up like a pagoda roof, ensuring the juices stay...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1438339 (stock #1524)
Thick green ash glaze covers the rough swirling surface of this large platter by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Ozara (Platter). It is 43 cm (17 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, with Shiori and Shifuku fresh from the artists kiln last year.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through pottery, but through his primal approach has earned a following which keeps h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438338 (stock #1645)
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Vivid dark ash forms emerald pools in the center of these 5 ogi-men (round fan) shaped slabs by Murakoshi Takuma. Size, shape, color, texture: these are perfect for showing off your signature dish with style. They are roughly 16 x 20 cm (6 x 8 inches), 2 cm (1 inch) thick and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired for 75 dollars.
Murakoshi Taku...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1438337 (stock #1519)
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Rusty Iron overlaid with Emerald Ash and milk white create abstract sumi-e patterns like a mid-century abstract expressionist masterpiece on the rough clay surface of this platter by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Ozara (Spring and Autumn Platter). The artist calls this combination of feldspar, iron and ash Shunju, which comes from a traditional phrase denoting a color for each season. It is 32 cm (12-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438320 (stock #1643)
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An evocative thick slab curling up to form a basin on a circular solid clay foot elevating the contents 7 cm (3 inches) off the table. The artist fingers are clearly visible in the base forming deep impressions about which the cobalt and feldspar meander in rivulets. This piece is about as good as you can get, the entire nearly covered in white with underlying green glass and cobalt pooling dark in the center, bits of raw earth exposed like snow relinquishing the harsh winters grasp on a high ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438239 (stock #1642)
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A set of five thick slab discs by Murakoshi Takuma, the best kept secret in the Japanese hospitality industry. The clarity of his glaze is simply perfection. I am sitting here writing this set up, the sun is shining through the window just on the dish, an occasional cloud altering the quality of light allowing me to ponder the crazing of the fissures, the faint shadows in ripples in the clay accentuated by the varying depths of the glaze punctuated throughout with white pearls of molten shisek...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438234 (stock #1641)
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A set of Lopsided Shunju bowls by Murakoshi Takuma making use of his signature Shigaraki clay with a slight amount of iron and heavy dollops of crackled green ash and thick white glaze. These are perfect for Japanese food, we use a similar ste at home for steamed or boiled vegetables, Niku-jaga or Sukiyaki. Each is roughly 16.5 x 13 x 6.5 cm (5 x 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) directly from the artist this winter. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438233 (stock #1640)
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A set of 5 small bean shaped dishes used for Zensai (hors-d’oeuvres) with patches of iron over his signature Shigaraki clay crusted with molten shiseki (feldspathic inclusions) with pooling crystalline green crackled ash glaze by restaurant legend Murakoshi Takuma. This is where your small dish of steamed eggplant, fried tofu and sliced carrot, or fish with steamed cabbage would be served early in the meal. Each is roughly 12 x 10 cm (4 x 4-1/2 inches), directly from the artist this winter....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438174 (stock #1639)
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A set of small wan-gata ash glazed bowls with splashes of iron flaring over the rim by Murakoshi Takuma. 12 cm diameter (5 inches), 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) deep and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. These are surprisingly regular in shape, unusual for this artist known for his eccentric throwing practice. Still, the clay is blended with a great deal of shiseki, causing these white foamy bubbles on the surface unique to Shigaraki clay. Up the sides we can feel the fin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438172 (stock #1638)
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Rough hewn elongated slabs of Shigaraki clay crossed by multiple swatches of iron, cobalt and ash alternating with the raw earth and a drape of thick white running in rivulets across by Murakoshi Takuma. These main dish plates are roughly 33 x 16.5 cm (13 x 6-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired at cost.
Murakoshi Takuma is one...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438124 (stock #1637)
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A set of scalloped square plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in his signature crystalline green ash glaze over dabs of iron with thick white flowing across the surface at various angles. The paltes are 18 x 19 cm diameter (7 x 7-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired at cost.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438123 (stock #1636)
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Iron drapes about the rim of these bean-shaped ash-glazed Mukozuke shallow bowls with flat bottom and vertical sides by Murakoshi Takuma. Mukozuke (literally on the side) are exactly what they sound like, dishes used to serve seasonal side-dishes in traditional Japanese tableware. These are roughly 13 x 16 x 5 cm (5 x 6 x 2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438122 (stock #1635)
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Anything will certainly taste better when served on one of these 5 luscious deep plates by Murakoshi Takuma which come enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Nanasun-zara Zen (Apring/Autumn 7-sun Dish set). The artist calls this combination of Feldspar, iron and ash Shunju, which comes from a traditional phrase denoting a color for each season; and the designation of nanasun (7 sun) is from the traditional unit of measure (Shaku-sun-bu-rin). They are roughly 20 cm (8 inches) ...