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
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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
Smooth natural ash-glaze on the outside contrasts in a wicked way with the very rough-gritty interior on this fissured orb by Ichino Kiyoharu(b.1957). A very intriguing work by this veteran artist who has shown throughout Japan. In perfect condition with a signed box, 14cm.tallx17cm.x14, signed on… More
Shimizu Keiichi (b.1962) is a fourth generation Tamba potter creating minimalist geometrical forms either fired in a gas or anagama. These three were recently fired in Shimizu’s anagama and show the beauty of Tamba clay. In the main photo the left one is 14cm.tallx15.5×7.2 and is Sold,… More
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