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.
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Murakoshi Takuma Tableware Set, 5 Rip Curl Plates
Please refer to our stock # 1648 when inquiring.
A surfer might feel quite at home on the swell of this set of 5 scalloping rectangular plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in streaks of iron and cobalt under splashes of crystalline green and dollops of white. There is a great deal of tension, excitement, in both the shape and the decoration. These plates are alive. Each is roughly 25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches) rising up to 6 cm (2 plus inches) off the table and all are in excellent condition, from the artist over New Years. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired for 75 dollars.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through pottery, but through his primal approach has earned a following which keeps his work in high demand. If there is anything he is known for, it is without a doubt his legendary status among restaurants and Izakaya as the man to make your food presentation perfect. He was born in Aichi prefecture in 1954 and began his stroll down the pottery path in 1980 under the tutelage of Kyoto potter Umehara Takehira. Favoring very rough Shigaraki glaze, he established his own kiln in 1997 in the Kiyomizu pottery district of Kyoto, then moved to Nagaoka in 2002. Although eschewing the world of competitive exhibitions, he has been picked up by many of Japan’s preeminent galleries, including private exhibitions at the prestigious Kuroda Toen of Tokyo’s Ginza District.
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