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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 : Contemporary item #1454003 (stock #1830)
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A quintessential work showing the decorative aesthetic of Ichino Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmon Tokkuri (Lined Vessel). Sunset colors fade to dark about the rim, vertical lines like shooting stars. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition, complete with the original Shiori and Shifuku .
The youngest winner ever at the 13th National Ceramic Exhibition (Nihon Togeiten), Ichino Hiroyuki is a powerhouse in Tamba, bringing that long forgotten co...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1453953 (stock #1829)
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An exceptional sake cup by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ki Ho Rai Tai Sen Mon Hai. It is covered in his famous shattered-ice-like glaze with metallic drips circling the rim. It is 6 cm diameter (2-1/2 inches), 4 cm tall and in excellent condition, complete with the original Shiori and Shifuku.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business, he apprenticed in plastic arts ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1453944 (stock #1828)
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The mouth of this vessel by Kato Yasuhide is placed off center, dissonant to the linear decoration which causes a tension between the two. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmon Beni Hakusai Henko (Red and White Colored Odd Shaped Vessel with Line Decoration). It is 30 cm (12 inches) tall, 18.5 x 13.5 cm (7-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches) at the base and I excellent condition. Retaining the original Shifuu and Shiori.
Kato Yasuhide was born the eldest son of (to be) Livi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1453882 (stock #1827)
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Colorful ash rains in a torrent down the torn sides of this fabulous vase by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Hanaire (ash glaze Vase). It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics. Although initially entering reguar employment upon graduating highschool, in 1967 he returned to Toki city to help his brother Kotaro. Very qui...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1453805 (stock #1826)
An iconic Shigaraki vase by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Henko which espouses the artists philosophy of relying on the purity of clay, form, and natural colors born from the conflagration over overt decorative techniques. Here dark colors scorch the base where it was buried in the embers, while pale thin ash dusts the austere terracotta clay blasted over the shoulders with a rich coat of ocher ash. It is 22 cm (9 inches) diameter, 25.5 cm (10 inches) t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1453751 (stock #1825)
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A prominent vessel in iconic silver and Mo-ai blue glaze by important Kyoto artist Morino Hiroaki (Taimei) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The blue glaze is flat and matte, while the silver rises volcanic creating waves both visually and physically, expressed through texture, light and shadow. It is 25 x 14 x 17 cm (10 x 5-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and in perfect condition.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a re...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1453739 (stock #1824)
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An unusual motif hangs heavy with golden fruit under the crisp yellow covering this tall porcelain vase by pioneering female artist Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri-Kinsai Hanatate. It is 28 cm (11 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Retaining the original shiori and shifuku.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1453152 (stock #1432)
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A large deep bowl decorated in abstract underglaze blue imagery by Shibata Ryozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sometsuke Hachi and dating cica 1995. It is 28 cm (11 inches) diameter, 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) deep and in excellent condition.
Shibata Ryozo (b. 1952) completed advanced studies at the Kyoto Municipal University of Arts in 1978 (his work was purchased by the university the previous year for its permanent collection). In 1993 he first exhibited with the Niho...
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)
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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 : 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 #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 : 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...