Takatori Sculptures-Vases by Sueyoshi Hiromitsu
Takatori pottery is almost always associated with thinly-potted Tea vessels, until now. On a recent trip to Kyushu searching out such Takatori Tea vessels I found the Takatori studio of Sueyoshi Hiromitsu(b.1960) and was bowled over when I saw this Sueyoshi trio. Evoking gothic or sci-fi images, these Sueyoshi creations are the first in the long Takatori tradition of course using the traditional ash-glazes that Takatori is so well-known for. Sueyoshi apprenticed with Agano potter Kumagae Yasuoki (who was Tsuji Seimei’s apprentice) in 1980 and then in 1986 with Kaneko Mitomu; he established his present studio in 1987. He’s been in various juried exhibitions in western Japan as well as exhibiting at regional galleries and dept. store galleries. The trio seen here are from L-R: 39.5cm.tallx20.2cm.x16 and is 185,000 yen, the middle is 42.4cm.tallx20.5 and is Sold, the right one is 37cm.tallx21x14.5 and is 175,000 yen; all are in perfect condition with signed boxes, EMS included.