When one looks at Ichikawa Toru’s ceramic art it’s easy to see the influence of Bizen’s Kakurezaki Ryuichi 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 Bizen–and has become… More
Here is a rare firing of a Shigaraki tokkuri by the late, great Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008). It has exhibition stickers on the base, so was a favored piece to exhibit; full ripe form. In perfect condition, 14,2cm.tallx10.5cm. wide, signed on base.
180,000 yen including EMS
In nearly perfect condition–a few filled in hardly noticeable firing cracks on the lip–here’s a 12th century Sanage yama-jawan (‘moutain bowl’) with a lovely soft-greenish ash glaze showing that it was fired near or at the top of the stack, making it a… More
Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) is one of the most important and influential Japanese artists of the 20th century, as most of you know. His work is highly valued in all areas he worked in; if you are not familiar with Rosanjin I suggest reading ‘The Art of Rosanjin’ by Sidney Cardozo or… More
Followers of our gallery know what a big fan we are of Bizen’s Harada Shuroku(b.1941)–here’s a link to a 2000 article to find out why:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2000/08/12/arts/bringing-out-the-flavor-of-the-clay/#.W0r6nNUza70 We’re lucky to have received two… More
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; a retrospective exhibition was held at The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery, Tokyo last autumn. More about him at www.e-yakimono.net yet that site appears to be down (as is… More
Takiguchi Kazuo(b.1953) is one of the most interesting and important Kyoto ceramic artists of the past 30 years. His original forms (and deftly painted smaller works) have earned him a slew of awards and a large following here in Japan as well as around the world. Recently he’s creating… More