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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494663 (stock #MC393)
A footed square plate with sake cup inserted of raw colored porcelain clay by Kusaba Yuji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Neriage Yakishime Nami-mon Ita-Zara (Mixed Colored Clay Unglazed Wave Pattern Flat Plate). It is 24.7 x 13 x 3.5 cm (10 x 5 x 1-1/2 inches) and in perfect condition, directly from the artist.
Kusaba Yuji was born in Arita, the heartland of Japanese porcelain, in 1955, and graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1979. He returned to the family kiln in 1984, to apprentice under his father, diverging from ordinary porcelain production, he chose to attempt the unexplored techniques of Neriage colored clay in porcelain. His work was first exhibited in 1990 at the Nagasaki Togeiten, where he received the Governors prize. Since he has been accepted into or awarded at The Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition, Dento Kogeiten Traditional Ceramics Exhibition Saga Kenten Prefectural Exhibition and Asahi Crafts Exhibition among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494570 (stock #MC392)
A stylish bowl of white porcelain with a matte raw white foot by Kato Yoshiyasu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Asobi Kodai Hachi. It is 13.5 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Kato Yoshiyasu was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1985 and graduated the Kurashiki University of Science and Arts in 2008. He graduated the Tajimi City Ishoken Ceramics Research Facility in 2014, remaining in neighboring Toki City until setting up his own studio in Nishio in 2018.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494543 (stock #MC390)
A small porecelain plate by Kato Yoshiyasu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Reversi-plate. The flat surface is covered in glaze, while the reverse is raw kalium clay. The base is pierced with multiple holes, each uniquely cut by the artist, so no two plates are the same. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter and in perfect condition, directly from the artist. Perfect for a small hors d’oeuvres or salt/condiments.
Kato Yoshiyasu was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1985 and graduated the Kurashiki University of Science and Arts in 2008. He graduated the Tajimi City Ishoken Ceramics Research Facility in 2014, remaining in neighboring Toki City until setting up his own studio in Nishio in 2018.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494515 (stock #MC395)
An incense burner of colored and mixed raw porcelain by Kusabe Yuji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Neriage Kuro-Nami-mon Koro (Black Wave Pattern Censer). It is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, 11 cm (just over 4 inches) tall and in perfect condition, directly from the artist.
Kusaba Yuji was born in Arita, the heartland of Japanese porcelain, in 1955, and graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1979. He returned to the family kiln in 1984, to apprentice under his father, diverging from ordinary porcelain production, he chose to attempt the unexplored techniques of Neriage colored clay in porcelain. His work was first exhibited in 1990 at the Nagasaki Togeiten, where he received the Governors prize. Since he has been accepted into or awarded at The Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition, Dento Kogeiten Traditional Ceramics Exhibition Saga Kenten Prefectural Exhibition and Asahi Crafts Exhibition among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494490 (stock #MC388)
A set of Five Sencha Tea Cups made like blossoms of pastel colored clay on gray buy Kusaba Yuji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Neriage Sai-ka-mon Senchawan zen. Each is roughly 9.3 cm (just less than 4 inches) diameter, 4.8 cm (2 inches ) tall and all are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Kusaba Yuji was born in Arita, the heartland of Japanese porcelain, in 1955, and graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1979. He returned to the family kiln in 1984, to apprentice under his father, diverging from ordinary porcelain production, he chose to attempt the unexplored techniques of Neriage colored clay in porcelain. His work was first exhibited in 1990 at the Naggray by Kusaba Yuji enclosed in the asaki Togeiten, where he received the Governors prize. Since he has been accepted into or awarded at The Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition, Dento Kogeiten Traditional Ceramics Exhibition Saga Kenten Prefectural Exhibition and Asahi Crafts Exhibition among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494451 (stock #MC354)
A set of five uniquely shaped and decorated dishes by Kishida Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Karatsu E Awabi Gata Asobi Gosun Zara. Each is roughly 14.5 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter and all are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Kishida Masahiro was born in Fuji city, Shizuoka prefecture in 1983, and graduated the prestigious Keio University in 2006. The following year he through away the life of academia, moving to Karatsu to begin down the path of the potter. In 2009 he entered as an apprentice under Kawakami Kiyomi, establishing his own kiln in 2012. He is focused on the intimacy of private exhibitions, and has shown his limited work in various galleries throughout the Japanese archipelago.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494427 (stock #MC353)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A special piece by one of our all time favorite artists Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinsai Budomon Tsubo. Bold grape vines spread their oversized leaves over the earthy gray glazed vessel, large grape3s burgeoning fat over splashes of gold. It is 38.5 cm (15 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an independent artist three years later in Mashiko. In 1979 his work was accepted into the Dento Kogei Shinsaku Ten (New Exhibition of Traditional Crafts) and displayed there annually thereafter. In 1980 he was accepted into the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition), and many times thereafter. Again the following year he was accepted into yet another major exhibition with the Nihon Togei Ten (All Japan Ceramic Exhibition), once again followed up with repeated acceptance there. Yet in the 90s he turned away from the competitive world and began to concentrate more on private exhibitions, of which he has been hosted many times in some of Japans most prestigious galleries. He was also the subject of an NHK Television Documentary in 1998 and appeared in another in 2000.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494403 (stock #MC322)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
Emerald copper glaze pours randomly over the sunburnt clay of this unusual lidded water container by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Mizusashi. It is It is 29 x 22.5 x roughly 16.5 cm including the lid (11-1/2 x 9 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1980 and has taken Japan by storm after graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Art and an apprenticeship under Kakurezaki Ryuichi. A true rising star in the Ceramics world
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494354 (stock #MC321)
A large shell-like basin covered in dark iron glaze tinged orange on the rim by Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Uzumaki (Whirlpool). It is 29 x 22 x 17 cm (11 x 9 x 7 inches) and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka University of Arts Sculpture Department in 1999, moving on to advanced studies which she completed in 2001. Her first exhibited works were in 1999, and then again in Tokyo in 2001. The following year she exhibited with the 6th International Ceramics Exhibition in Mino with several private exhibitions over the following years in some of Japans top venues. In 2005 she made her overseas debut. In 2009 her work was featured in Women Ceramic Artists in the 21st Century (Paramita Museum/Mie Japan) 2011 saw her work accepted into the Faenza International Ceramics Exhibition in Italy, as well as the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494326 (stock #MC333)
A striking vision of black blasted with ocjer glaze wrapping in rivulets around to a single beaded drop by Oiwa Tomoyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled unpretentiously Chawan. It is 13.5 x 12 x 10 cm (roughly 5 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches) and in excellent condition.
Oiwa Tomoyuki was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1977, and graduated the Bizen Ceramic Center in 2004. The following year he came to study under the outsider Kakurezaki Ryuichi, where he would remain for 8 years, garnering a lifetime worth of knowledge from the master before going independent. In 2014 he built a half-submerged tunnel kiln (anagama), completing his first firing in 2015. He has since been featured widely and is known for sell out shows, especially for his sake vessels.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494268 (stock #MC324)
Purple grapes dangle behind broad autumn-tinged leaves decorating this voluminous Tsubo by Hashizume Masahide enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yubyo-kasai Yamabudo-zu O-tsubo exhibited at the 47th National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. It comes complete with the Exhibition catalog in which it is featured (page 35). It is 35 cm (14 inches) diameter and in perfect condition.
Hashizume Masahide was born in Nagano Prefecture in 1959, and graduated advanced studies at the Tokyo University of Arts in 1985. That same year he was first accepted into the Nihon Dento Kogei Shinsaku-ten Modern New Crafts Exhibition. The following year he entered the studio of Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi, where he would stay for 7 years. He would then establish his own kiln in Ome-city in 1993. He takes inspiration from the natural world around his home on the mountainous edge of the Kanto Plain. Since his debut, he has been selected for show with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Crafts Exhibition, Asahi Togeiten Ceramics Exhibition, Modern Tea Ceramics Exhibition (Gendai Chato-ten) among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494195 (stock #MC323)
A wild triangular covered ceramic box covered in striking blue tinged pools of green copper shot through with burnt raw clay stripes by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Jikiro. It is 49 cm (19-1/2 inches) across the long side and in excellent condition.
Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1980 and has taken Japan by storm after graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Art and an apprenticeship under Kakurezaki Ryuichi. A true rising star in the Ceramics world
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1494167 (stock #MC132)
A sculptural form by master of the genre Kawabata Fumio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Kaki. It is 32 x 25 x 40 cm (12-1/2 x 10 x 16 inches) and in excellent condition.
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Kawabata Fumio was born in Yokohama city in 1948, far from the traditional kilns of Bizen hundreds of kilometers to the west in Okayama. After studying graphic design he was captivated by the natural landscapes presented by Bizen wares, and in 1974 moved to study pottery at the Ibu-no Kamamoto. His talent was spotted quickly and he was taken in by Kaneshige Riuemon where he was schooled in the gamut of traditional forms and styles. By 1984 he was considered a master potter, and moved to establish his own kiln. Concentrating largely on the personal world of private exhibitions, in 1989 he was given top prize at the Tanabe Museum Cha no Yu Zokei Ten (Sculptural Forms in Tea exhibition), and again was awarded there in 1994 as well as receiving the Okayama Prefectural Governors prize and has been prized at the National Ceramics Biennnale.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494139 (stock #MC316)
An incredibly delicate bowl of pierced white porcelain by Niisato Akio enclosed in the original sgned wooden bo titled Hikari Utsuwa. It is 23 x 16 x 14.5 cm (9 x 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Niisato Akio was born in Chiba, North of Tokyo in 1977. After leaving the philosophy course of Waseda University (one of Japan’s premier universities), he graduated from the Tajimi City Pottery and Design Center in 2001. He received grand prize at the 3rd Paramita Museum Ceramic Competition in 2008. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions, including at Keiko Gallery in America and in Italy. He served as an Artist in Residence in the Harvard Ceramic Program from 2011-2012, receiving an MA there. Work is held in the collection of the Paramita Museum in Mie and the Faenza International Ceramics Museum in Italy among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1494099 (stock #MC349)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
A classic 10 sided gourd shaped Tokkuri by Living National Treasure kondo yuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ume Sometsuke Sake Bin. It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in perfect condition.
Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985) was born in the Gojozaka district of Kyoto and studied alongside Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji at the Kyoto Ceramics Research facility, where he studied kiln technique directly under Shoji. He then apprenticed under recently returned Tomimoto Kenkichi for three years before establishing himself as a unique artist in the Kiyomizu district of Kyoto in 1924. He served as a professor at the Kyoto University of Art where he helped shape generations of potters. After an illustrious career he was named a Living National Treasure for Sometsuke Porcelain in 1977. Works by the artist are held in the collection of the LACMA, Cleveland and Brooklyn Museums of Art, Kyoto Municipal and Tokyo National Museums of Modern Art among many others
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1494027 (stock #MC346)
A set of five metal glazed dishes with beautiful Tnmoku patterns by Kimura Yoshiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsuyu Meme Zara. They are 13.5 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, perfect for salt, soy sauce or small hors d’oeuvres.
Kimura Yoshihiro was born in Kyoto in 1950. After graduating the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute completed advanced courses at the Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture before entering the studio of the great Tenmoku specialist Kimura Morikazu where he would remain for 6 years. In 1976 he left the capital to establish his own kiln in the Echizen Pottery Village in Fukui prefecture. Selected for the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. He is primarily focused on tenmoku-ware.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494026 (stock #MC347)
A set of five metal glazed sishes ringed with tenmoku striations by Kimura Yoshiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsuyu Meme Zara. They are 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, perfect for salt, soy sauce or small hors d’oeuvres.
Kimura Yoshihiro was born in Kyoto in 1950. After graduating the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute completed advanced courses at the Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture before entering the studio of the great Tenmoku specialist Kimura Morikazu where he would remain for 6 years. In 1976 he left the capital to establish his own kiln in the Echizen Pottery Village in Fukui prefecture. Selected for the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. He is primarily focused on tenmoku-ware.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1494025 (stock #MC345)
Granite stones burst from the terracotta clay of this fabulous earthen object by Tanaka Yoshikazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Stones. It is 20 cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tanaka Yoshikazu was born in Osaka in 1983, and graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts in 2006. His unique works have been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout Japan, and his award winning 2013 work “Yori Tsuchi no Kanosei” has been collected by the Seto Municipal Museum. He is currently a lecturer at the Nagoya University of Arts and Aichi University of the Arts.