Matsui Kosei(1927-2003) was designated a Living National Treasure for his multi-colored neriage marbled ware in 1993. Now I’ve seen a rainbow of colors on his work, some are unbelievably beautiful and moving, while others are a bit too much for me in terms of color combinations; nonetheless,… More
One of Japan’s most important ceramic artists is Bizen’s Kakurezaki Ryuichi–those of you who know know and if not then please visit our archives or e-yakimono.net. Here is a dark iron-slip coated–thus Black Bizen–tall vase-vessel that was fired in a prime spot in… More
Congratulations to Tanoue Shinya for his Special Exhibition Award selecting by painter Nara Yoshitomo for the 11th International Ceramics Festival Mino ’17! http://www.icfmino.com/news/detail.php?id=70
Tanoue Shinya (b.1976) is a Kyoto born-and-raised ceramic artist, it shows in his rich and… More
New works to the gallery by Kobayashi Hideo, from our archives, “Kobayashi Hideo(b.1951) is a Kyoto veteran ceramic artist who has had a most stellar career after graduating from the Kyoto University of Art in 1975; his first award came soon thereafter in 1980 at the Kyoto Prefectural Arts… More
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) is a veteran Seto artist whose work we find like no other in his original forms and muted tones and textures, very Zen—like a dry rock garden. All of his works are hand-coiled built and the then carved, the interlocking ridges are engaging on many levels, with the… More
Matsui Koyo(b.1962) is the son of Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei (1927-2003) and continues in the intricate neriage-marbled wares created by his father. Here is such a splendor of a jar, in perfect condition, 23.5cm.tallx27cm. signed on base with a signed box; dates to 2016.