Isezaki Koichiro(b.1974) is a rising Bizen star taking forms into new directions; he studied sculpture at university and did an apprenticeship in the US with Jeff Shapiro and that combined with his sensitive-open spirit–plus being the son of LNT Isezaki Jun–has nurtured his creations to a high… More
120,000 yen each.
A Very Happy Year of the Dog to everyone, kansha woof from Kyoto! To start the year we show a massive Tamba aka-dobe charger by celebrated ceramic artist Ichino Masahiko. He dug the clay in the hills of Tamba and left quite raw, he included the two techniques that often define Tamba, rusty-red… More
280,000 yen plus shipping.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) were life-long friends and almost everyone knows their respective stories. Legends. Here are two fine examples of their works, a Hamada nuka-iron-glazed jar and a rare Kawai tokkuri; each is in perfect condition with the Hamada at… More
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Hamanaka Gesson (b.1943) is a multi-talented ceramic artist who established his Hagi kiln in 1969; he’s had an amazing career ever since with fans throughout Japan and the world. He’s known not only for his traditional Hagi wares yet also for his hybrids where he combines various glazes… More
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; more about this extremely important potter can be read at e-yakimono.net and he also had a large retrospective exhibition in Tokyo recently at The National Museum of Modern Art, Crafts… More
Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is most likely the greatest traditional Tamba ceramic in Japan today—more about him in our archives. Here is a richly-fired natural ash-glazed triangular textured Nishihata vase that was placed in a prime space in the anagama. It’s in perfect condition with a… More
Dating to 2005 here is a Mihara Ken (b.1958) stoneware-sekki vessel-vase with a large curving ‘backdrop’ that will surely highlight any flower placed within the work. As it is it’s a very quiet-meditative work. It’s 37cm.tallx40cm wide., in perfect condition with a signed… More
Take the heat off the summer by chilling one of these and then the pour……each in perfect condition, prices noted on base, 11-11.7cm.tall, signed on side with signed boxes.
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When one looks at Ichikawa Toru’s ceramic art it’s easy to see the influence of Bizen’s Kakurezaki when it comes to forms; that’s little surprise though as Ichikawa apprenticed with him from 2011-2015. He established his own kiln in 2015 in Okayama–home of… More
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