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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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1456038 (stock #1862)
Wow! This is quite a tsubo by revivalist Takahashi Shunsai enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Kama Hana Tsubo. A wack of ash blasts the shoulder over raw shiseki studded terracotta clay scorched the color of bricks. Fired on its side, opposite is charred and covered in molten ash where it had been buried in the embers. This is truly a classic Shigaraki work down to the belt of cross hatches at the shoulder and two stage mouth. It is 26 cm (10 inches) tall, roughly ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1456008 (stock #1861)
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A ghostly white crackle-glazed chawan by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuyu Chawan (White Glazed Tea Bowl). It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. It comes wrapped in a silk crepe pouch and retains the original artists shiori.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business, he apprenticed in plastic arts under future Living Nat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455956 (stock #1860)
Vibrant red glaze is dribbled randomly across the scored and scarred light glazed body of this magnificent Chawan by Yamada Kazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaku-yu Oribe Chawan. The form is slightly belted, to allow the bowl to settle comfortably into the palm. The very traditional silhouette however has been paddled and graffiti structures scratched into the surface. Over this has been applied an overall white glaze, with black and red ladled out on top of that. It i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1455814 (stock #1859)
Dashes of red, black and flashes of green decorated the scored and scarred white glazed body of this magnificent Chawan by Yamada Kazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaku-yu Oribe Chawan. The form is slightly belted, to allow the bowl to settle comfortably into the palm. The very traditional silhouette however has been paddled and graffiti structures scratched into the surface. Over this has been applied an overall white glaze, with black and red ladled out on top of that. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455693 (stock #1855)
A simple form covered in rich velvety blue with plum rim overlaid with a sparse pattern in applied colored glazes, gold and silver by Maeda Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Mizusashi. Maeda specializes in iro-e kinginsai (painted color decoration with gold and silver) a complex process which requires after the bisque firing, the ware to be re-fired multiple times with a variety of color glazes. Finally, gold and silver are applied and the vessel is fired again ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455611 (stock #1853)
Thick snow-white glaze dribbles down the oxidized red of this torn form by Shino legend Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a perfect example of the daring route this artist took, propelling the popularity of Shino wares to new heights and inspiring many followers. It is 20 cm (8 inches) tall, slightly larger in diameter, and is in excellent condition.
Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics. Although initially ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455561 (stock #1581)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Gold nuggets gleam on the deep lavender and black surface of this organic form by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kurinuki Kinsai Mizusashi. Kinsai is literally gold color, and here the artist has embedded gold into the surface, allowing it to expand and bubble out in the heat of the firing process. The effect of this on the dark matt surface is both striking and original. Kurinuki is the technique of digging a form out of a block of clay, and once again here ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1455506 (stock #1851)
An unusual Fresh Water Jar for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony by Koie Ryoji dated 1989 and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Mizusashi. The form tips a hat to tradition, but is undoubtedly from this innovative artist. It comes with the original custom made lacquered wooden lid inlayed with a ceramic handle stamped Ko. The jar is 16 cm (6-1/4 inches) diameter, 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Koie Ryoji (1938-2020)) was born in Tokoname and gr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1454996 (stock #1846)
An iconic ash encrusted Iga Mizusashi by important artist Kanzaki Shiho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Accented with soft blues and grays hidden among the heavy ash deposit. It comes with the original matching ceramic lid. The urn is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter, 19 cm 7-1/2 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. He was born in Shigar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1454776 (stock #1844)
A beautiful example of the iconic Zogan inlayed clay work of Takeuchi Shingo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The deep bowl swells in the midriff, closing at the rim to concentrate the aroma, with thin sides to allow the warmth to escape to the hands, a perfect bowl for winter tea. It is slightly elongated, 13 x 12 x 8.5 cm (5 x 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) hails from Seto city, one of the oldest ceramic production centers in J...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455889 (stock #1858)
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A hard to find water jar of rough clay scored and scarred and covered in cream colored glaze splashed with red by Yamada Kazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaku-yu Oribe Mizusashi. This style is distinct to this artist, and easily recognizable as his work. It is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall, 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yamada Kazu was born in Tokoname city in 1954, one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters. He would have been i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455755 (stock #1857)
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A fabulous wavering form accentuates the fissured ice-like glaze of celadon master Uraguchi Masayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Kokusho Mizusashi. The black lacquered lid is like a dark pool in the middle of the flaring body. The sleek shape is very much his own, and the deeply crackled glazes he employs have been developed over a lifetime of experimentation. His success rate with pieces like this does not exceed 30 percent, making them quite rare and difficult to...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455710 (stock #1856)
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Gold gleams in subtle wisps on the rim, and silver shimmers through tarnished metal glaze on this dark vessel by by Sakata Jinnai enclosed in the original signed wood box titled Saishoku Mizusashi. An intriguing combination of glazes over a modernist form, enigmatic patterns like fletching cascade down the dark sides, and iridescent clouds glimmer subtly on the surface with tinges of blue showing through about the shoulder. Amazing when moving in the light, it is very difficult to capture this ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455587 (stock #1854)
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A fabulous large Mizusashi with a rugged, natural shape covered in cool blue and gray by Hagi icon Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Hai-Kaburi Kurinuki Mizusashi. It is roughly 18.5 cm (7-1/4 inches) tall, 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, complete with the artists shiori and shifuku.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well-known and easily identifiable names. Although an eighth-gener...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1455359 (stock #1849)
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An exemplary form accentuating the beauty of the Shigaraki clay and drama which plays out within the kiln by Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Mizusashi. The piece is blasted with yellow and green flying ash from one side, the glaze drizzling down into the grays of the charred clay where it had been buried in the embers. Opposite sunburnt red raw terracotta, a vessel which gives a different pleasure from every angle. This was fired in an anagama (a tu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455327 (stock #1578)
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A superb example of this traditional shape by Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Mizusashi. Glaze seems to be worn and deteriorated from centuries of use on the dark earthen surface. It is 18.5 cm (7-1/2 inches) Diameter, 19 cm (7-5/8 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1455223 (stock #1848)
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A seminal Karatsu fresh water container by master of that style Nakagawa Jinenbo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Mizusashi. Raw earth is supplanted with rich iron into which flows curtains of black into which flows rivulets of blue. Two lug handles drape from the sides and it retains the original ceramic lid. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter, 17.5 cm 7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakagawa Jinenbo (1953-2011) was always fascinated with K...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1454932 (stock #1845)
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A ceramic free standing architectural sculpture by Morino Taimei (Hiroaki) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Work 88-30 Kaiheki (Matte Blue). The naïve modeling and playful use of colors make for a fun and energetic visual. Works from this series are held in the Brooklyn Museum and Manyoan Collection among others. Stoneware on wood stand, the ceramic slab is 20 x 3 x 27 cm (8 x 1-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) plus the wooden base and is in perfect condition. It comes wrapped in the or...