A rare chance, exhibited at the glorious Miho Museum in 1999 for a once-in-a-lifetime major exhibit of medieval Ko-Shigaraki jars, this one is #66 in the catalog. In excellent condition, one 4cm.long chip on the lip, yet it’s a really old important jar! Size seen in one photo, catalog… More
Four Million Yen/$35,500
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
Consisting of twelve individual vessels bonded together Tsujimura Kai(b.1976) has created a ‘towering’ sculpture showing all the gritty-natural kiln effects he’s known for. Of the twelve vessels half hold water, yet alone this is an engaging piece of ceramic art. In perfect… More
A very Japanese size for small tidbits or tea sweets here is a set of five very earthy leaf plates by Tsujimura Kai. Hoping the photo with one in hand gives a scale reference; all in perfect condition, signed on base, no box–yet if desired can be made, extra charge though.
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
Sawa Kiyotsugu(b.1948) is a Shigaraki veteran who makes powerful works, often under the radar of most collectors. Like the famous Iga ripped and torn Yaburebukuro mizusashi from the 16th century, this Sawa jar shares the same unbridled energy. The firing is classic Shigaraki, Sawa uses very rough… More
“Koyama Kiyoko(b.1936) was born far from Shigaraki in Nagasaki prefecture; she came to Shigaraki when she was eighteen and then spent some time in Kyoto studying about Kenzan and sometsuke blue and white wares. At the age of twenty-seven she decided to pursue Shigaraki and thus entered a very… More