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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1445382 (stock #1731)
An ash encrusted vase by Kanzaki Shio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Hanaire. Perfect for the tea room, it exudes that sense of quietude and degradation (Wabisabi) central to that aesthetic. It is 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kanzaki Shiho (1942-2018) preferred firing his kiln for ten days, resulting in the rich textures and heavy ash deposits apparent on his work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1445144 (stock #1730)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$595.00
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A beautiful Caribbean blue bottle by Karatsu Legend Inoue Toya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The color is quite unusual in his oeuvre, as is the paddled sloping shape. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall, 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter at the base and is in excellent condition.
Inoue Toya (1942-2013), graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1966, having spent his student years excavating ancient Karatsu shards and researching their techniques...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1445065 (stock #1729)
Ash fills the embedded patterns on this Kiln-altered Tsutsu-gata bowl by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yohen Zogan Jomon Wan. Crisp black charring and the various depths of ash are a bit of a departure for this artist whose work is often sedate, relying on the texture and patterns of the Jomon rope design over dependence on colorful glazes. It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1444767 (stock #1726)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$1,400.00
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Simple copper green glaze pooling in clouds of deep foamy blue like some mid century abstract expressionist painting coats this large serving plate by Sodeisha legend Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Roku-yu O-sara (Green Glazed Platter). It is 36.5 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001) was, along with Kumakura Junkichi, Hikaru Yamada and Yagi Kazuo, one of the founding members of Sodeisha...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444145 (stock #1718)
A heavily encrusted glossy sake flask by Tanimoto Kei compliments a Guinomi displaying a rustic matte finish by his son Tanimoto Takeshi enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Iga Tokkuri and Iga Guinomi respectively. Bīdoro glaze (a type of natural wood ash glaze formed by firing, named from vidro, the Portuguese word for glass) coalesces into a yellow crystal rivulet on one side of the Tokkuri, opposite is a shadow of gray ash...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444144 (stock #1717)
Rust covers the dilapidated pump form of this unusual sake server (shuchu) by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled simply Shuchu. Ash mingles with the feldspar punctuated raw clay and iron on the surface, the top burst open like some old rusted can, the handle bent and tired. It would also make a great vase at 14.5 x 10 x 15 cm (5-3/4 x 4 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist this spring, the only one like this I have ever seen him make...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444107 (stock #1715)
A hefty black lacquer infused guinomi by Kodai Ujiie covered in this Ki-seto glaze with flashes of thick white peeling off the surface enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiseto Shikoku Guinomi. It is a pleasure to hold, the texture a tactile sensation. The slightly oblong vessel is roughly 9 cm (3-1/2 to 4 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this spring...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444093 (stock #1715)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Crystalized molten green ash covers the craggy texture of this feldspar punctuated Kata-kuchi with matching Guinomi draped in iron by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Guinomi and Shuchu respectively. The abalone shaped server has a slightly offset spout which channels from the deep green pool in the center. An impression from the artist thumb makes for ease of grasping...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444034 (stock #1714)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Colors of the four seasons splash and mingle like a bright and textured tempest on this handled sake server (correctly called Te-tsuki Kata-kuchi) by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Shuchu. The handle is offset to the spout, which at first seems counterintuitive, but works out perfect when pouring...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443999 (stock #1712)
Capricious designs in iron on white between geometric grids decorate this Tokkuri accompanied by a colorful earthy toned guinomi by Japan based potter Richard Milgrim, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aka-Oribe Sake Cup and Aka Oribe Tokkuri respectively. One simply can be nothing but lighthearted when drinking from this set. The Tokkuri is 15 cm (6 inches) tall, the cup 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, new from the artist in perfect condition.
Richard Milgrim (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443955 (stock #1708)
Iridescent flames lick up the six pitted black glaze while finger marks give a view of the blackened clay which forms this amazing black Raku Sake Cup by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Yohen Guinomi. Opposite silver and red blend in a smokey cosmos on the moon-cratered surface. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) across, the same height and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443874 (stock #1523)
Platinum thorns erupt from the brilliant smooth orange body of this Guinomi by Masatomo Toi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. When I asked the artist about his concept, he explained the clay body is the individual formed by self-image, societal pressure, ego, all the things which constrict our actions and channel our emotions...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443870 (stock #1711)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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The best sake related piece I have ever seen by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Tokkuri. The draping curves and weep of color is superb, and sets this above all others. Michio has long been inspired by archaic forms, and this is reminiscent of the roughly 5000-year-old Jomon Venus (a National Treasure) unearthed in Chino, Nagano prefecture. His coloration seems derived from ancient Sue-ki ware, and he goes to great lengths to erode the pots, allott...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443774 (stock #1710)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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The abraded and torn red-tinged Iga clay fills with green glaze in a climbing spiral pattern forming this Tokkuri by Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 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 driving forces behind the resurrection and preservation of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443344 (stock #1704)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A Sake kettle and hai (cup) of rough Shigaraki clay by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Karasuguchi Shuchu (Crow Beak Sake Service). This is made employing his signature rough Shigaraki blend covered with random iron and ash glazes. The bottle stands 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) tall plus the handle, and both are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to mak...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443333 (stock #1702)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Fissured white is dribbled with blue and showing flashes of red in the cracks on this large, low Ofukei and Lacquer 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 8-8.5 cm diameter, 7 cm tall and in excellent condition, directly from his 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....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443221 (stock #1700)
This undulating Sake bottle dressed in brilliant green and dark rust seems to dance with its short companion, an almost comical set sure to set the tone for a good bottle of sake. They are by Murakoshi Takuma, made with his signature shi-seki studded Shigaraki clay dripping with crystalline green ash accented with a cascade of dark iron. Each comes enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. The Tokkuri is a touch smaller than usual, the hai (cup) wide and shallow, to allow f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1443220 (stock #1699)
An orthodox wheel turned sake bottle in pale glaze by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Haku-yu Tokkuri. The artists fingers clearly groove the bottle in a steady upward spiral, a flash of raw clay revealed on one side while the pale pitted glaze covers all else. It is 13 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condtion, retaining the original shifuku and shiori.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well-known and ea...