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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 : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1470071 (stock #MC089)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A fabulous work of white porcelain by one of the top sculptors in Japan, Nakashima Harumi, in his signature blue-dot style. It is 38 x 50 x 60 cm (15 x 20 x 24 inches) and is in perfect condition, directly from the artist. It is signed and numbered beneath 2017.
Nakashima Harumi was born in Gifu prefecture, home of a long ceramic tradition, in 1950. He stidied at the Osaka University of Art and Design, graduating advanced studies there in 1973. Deeply influenced by the Avant garde Sodei...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1470070 (stock #MC090)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$3,200.00
Sale Pending
A galactic river flows across the top of this beautiful sculpture by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply: Untitled. It is 29.5 cm (just under 1 foot) in diameter, 21 cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated with a masters from the Kanazawa University of Art in March 2017, then reloc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470069 (stock #MC081)
A stone-like organic form slabbed and hollowed out from a block of clay by revolutionary Hagi artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Shiro-yu Yohen Kurinuki Hanaire. The vessel is covered in pale smooth glaze, like river-rock, some crag worn smooth and polished by centuries of rushing water. It is 22 cm (9 inches) tall 14 x 16 cm (6-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches) at the base, and in excellent condition.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly on...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1470068 (stock #MC079)
A lovely small koro decorated with Chinese Bell Flowers by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in a signed wooden box titled Kikyo Koro. Inside the box appears to be written Seimei Gama Yakisei (fired in the Seimei kiln) signed Rokubei. It is 10.5 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. A quintessential piece by Rokubei VI.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the Mei...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1470067 (stock #MC077)
Every effect you could ever want is visible on this masterpiece chawan by Anagama artist Furutani Taketoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Shizen-yu Chawan. It is 12 cm (just less than 5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. What is most surprising about the tea bowls of Taketoshi is his ability to take this very rough Shigaraki clay, and coil form the walls of the bowl so thin, making the bowls deceptively light to hold. And yet these sit in the very preci...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1470066 (stock #MC076)
A crystal shaped sculpture of dark faceted sides upon which rust and charred colors cloud the surface by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original wooden box titled “Untitled”. It is 32 x 23.5 x 24 cm and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated with a masters from the Kanazawa University of Art in March 2017, then relocated to Shigarak...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470065 (stock #MC070)
A spiny cornucopia reaches to the sky covered in sunset pastels by avant-garde artist Sugiura Yasuyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sora ni Hanasu (Speaking with the Heavens). It is 27 x 12 x 32 cm and in excellent condition.
Sugiura graduated advanced studies under future Living National Treasures Tamura Koichi and Fujimoto Nodo (Yoshimichi) at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music ceramic art department in 1975. His work is overtly influenced by na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470041 (stock #MC088)
A fabulous bottle shaped vase by Ando Moriyuki in his signature Kaiyu crackled style enclosed in the originals signed wooden box titled Kaiyu Hanaike. It is elegant and simple, a tribute to the subtle Japanese aesthetic of Wabisabi. It stands 24 cm (just under 10 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Ando Moriyuki (b. 1944) was born, raised and initially trained in Tajimi before further study in Kyoto and Tokoname. He became independent in 1967. He has been selected for and award...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470040 (stock #MC087)
A beautiful bamboo shaped vessel of pale gray glaze by Takahashi Samon enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Konabiki Hanaire. It is 28 cm (11 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Takahashi Samon (b. 1948) first studied with Kato Kobei V and Living National Treasure Kato Takuo. He then entered the Gifu Prefectural Ceramic Institute to study kiln making before going to the Kamakura kiln of Kitaoji Rosanjin for further study. He established his own kiln in 1977. Unaffiliat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1470039 (stock #MC006)
A covered-box of white glazed clay by Koike Shoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kai-no-Futamono (Shell Lidded Receptacle). It is 18 x 14 x 13.5 cm (7 x 5-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Born in 1943, Shoko graduated Japan’s top art school (the Tokyo University of Art) in 1969. Eschewing the world of public Exhibition, Shoko has concentrated on private venues and museums. Her list of exhibitions both within Japan and out is extensive, with works ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1470038 (stock #MC073)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A matte-glazed sculptural stoneware form by contemporary female artist Tanaka Yu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tsutusmi-mono 2020. The piece is made to look like a cloth sack. It is an unusual lavender color, quite pleasing and no one can resist touching it. The sculpture is 20 x 12 x 21 cm (Roughly 5 x 8 x 8 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tanaka Yu was born in 1989, and graduated the Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2013. Like many other of the younger gen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470037 (stock #MC075)
An organic form of striated growth by Yamaguchi Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is created by forming hundreds of small petals and slowly building up the form, in the same way that nature would grow barnacles on a rock, one at a time, expanding slowly, over eons. Many of her works are quite large, this is manageable in size at 21 x 17 x 27 cm tall (8 x 7 x 10-3/4 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist this year.
Yamaguchi Mio was born in Aichi prefectu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470036 (stock #MC068)
From the first moment of viewing, I was excited to see someone taking the techniques and qualities of Takatori beyond tradition, pushing the envelope on form and function into the 21st century. Here a gothic sculpture by Sueyoshi Hiromitsu, the sculpted ribs allowing the traditional ash glaze a veritable playground to flow across. Takatori is famous for this flowing ash, and here the thin walled form show it off to magnificent affect. The vase is 40 cm (16 inhes) tall and comes in the original...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470034 (stock #MC072)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$750.00
Sale Pending
Architectural forms or perhaps the abstracted leaves of a bamboo rise from the surface of this fluting pentagonal vase by Takenaka Ko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Chomon Gokaku Bin (White-glazed Carved-decoration Five-sided Vase). No clue in the name, the artist has left the interpretation up to the viewer. It is 27 cm tall, 16 cm diameter and in excellent condition.
Ko (born 1941) apprenticed under future Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo before establishi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1470031 (stock #MC067)
Here is an artist I have followed with much interest over the last few years. This bowl by Shiraishi Yoichi is like a collapsed volcanic bubble. It is 20.5 x 8 cm (7-1/2 x 3 inches) and in excellent condition, from the artist late 2020 and comes in the original signed wooden box titled: Chawan. Inside the box lid he has written a series of warnings: Please Read the instructions before use.
Please keep it in a safe place.
Caution! may Cut your mouth.
Caution! Hot water doe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1470030 (stock #MC064)
Gold shatters like glass on this yellow glazed vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Kinsai Hana-tate. It is 29.5 cm (just under 12 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
From Aichi prefecture, Ono Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However, she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1470025 (stock #MC065)
An iconic Shigaraki vase by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Henko which epitomizes 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)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1470024 (stock #MC062)
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. 19...