Tanoue Shinya, a RYYG favorite, starting making chawan and here’s one of those that will also be in the ad mentioned in the Hashimoto listing, along with the Setsu Junji works shown here as well; a Kyoto trio. The chawan is in perfect condition, 10.5cm.tallx14.5., signed on base, signed box.
Hashimoto Machiko is a very talented young Kyoto ceramic artist born in Kyoto in 1986. She graduated with a BFA Fine Art from Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2009. She’s been exhibited and awarded at various exhibitions and is a very lively, ‘jazzy’ ceramic artist. This jar just… More
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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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Hayashi Kaku(b.1953) is a major ceramic artist here in Japan whose work is little known in the west, although her work was part of a traveling exhibition ‘Soaring Voices–Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists’–that toured Japan and the US. We’ve shown some of her… More
Yamada Hikaru (1924-2001) was a founding member of the extremely influential avant-garde ceramic group Sodeisha along with Yagi Kazuo and Suzuki Osamu in the late 1940s. They brought about a sea change in Japanese ceramics, and it is not an understatement to say that many contemporary potters have… More
Sodeisha founder Suzuki Osamu(1926-2001) was one of the most influential and important Japanese ceramic artists of the 20th century; a slide show from a national museum retrospective can be viewed at e-yakimono.net. Here are two of his delightfully whimsical Seihakuji figures of a Year of the Mouse… More
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
Setsu Junji is a Kyoto born (’75) and raised ceramic artist we first noticed a few years ago. His works are *very* distinctive for his original technique of ‘drawing’ on clay slabs to create enigmatic designs than conjure up all sorts of images in the viewer’s mind. For these works he’s… More
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