The left rounded one was hand-coiled and made by Furutani Kazuya. The right was thrown and made by Takahashi Rakusai V: both superb firings and forms. The Furutani is 130,000 yen and the Takahashi is 160,000 yen; both in perfect condition with signed boxes, additional photos on request.
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Inayoshi Osamu (b.1976) hails from Toyohashi, which is very near the ancient potting town of Seto. He studied in Seto going on to build his own kiln in 2007; he was very much influenced by Atsumi-yaki of the Heian and Kamakura periods, as well as by the eccentric Tea master-potter Kamiguchi… More
Furutani Kazuya (b.1976) creates Shigaraki chawan in many forms, here a full-rounded one in the guise of the great Honami Koetsu. The contrast of jewel-like natural ash-glaze and Furutani’s crisp ‘hi-iro’ fire color is very engaging, as is the ‘pool.’ In perfect… More
Miwa Kazuhiko (b.1951) is a celebrated Hagi ceramic artist and member of the famous Miwa family; his father is the late LNT Miwa Jyusetsu, brother is KyusetsuXII, late brother Eizo and uncle is the late LNT Miwa Kyuwa (there is no other family like them in all of Hagi, closest might be the… More
Ichino Masahiko (b.1961) is a leader in today’s ceramic world here in Japan, period. More about him can be read at www.e-yakimono.net Occasionally he fires using ash glazes and this is a rare example of a melting white snow glaze over a rough clay body. A bit of heft in the weight, in perfect… More