Isezaki Koichiro(b.1974) is a rising Bizen star taking forms into new directions; he studied sculpture at university and did an apprenticeship in the US with Jeff Shapiro and that combined with his sensitive-open spirit–plus being the son of LNT Isezaki Jun–has nurtured his creations to a high… More
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Here is a very shibui Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) jar dating to the 1970s; this shibui Shimaoka style is a RYYG favorite. It’s 28.5cm.tallx 23cm., stamped on base. Shimaoka was named a Living National Treasure in 1996 for his zogan-inlay style, seen on this work. The richly-fired guinomi is… More
Kishino Kan (b.1975, Kyoto) lives and breathes ceramics in the hills of Iga. Not just Iga though he also fires Shino, Kohiki, Ki-Seto, Setoguro, Hakuji-White Porcelain and other styles; he’s a great admirer and connoisseur of ancient ceramic art. A pure spirit comes out his his adaptations of… More
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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
Furutani Michio (1946-2000) was a Shigaraki-Iga ceramic artist of the highest level, he’s sadly missed. RYYG is always looking for his better works and especially in his original henko-rounded shoulder form seen here; a major portion of a ceramic magazine here in Japan was devoted to him and… 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