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
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
So here’s the story on this Mitsukoshi exhibition card Furutani Kazuya (b.1976) vase, obviously he favored it as to have it as the featured work for a main exhibition. A man saw it on the card and called the gallery, yet the gallery didn’t get his name, in the meantime quite a few… More
Here is fine, tall hyotan-gata (gourd-shaped) Shigaraki tokkuri by Tsujimura Shiro (b.1947). Tsujimura, as many know, is one of the best chadogu (tea ware) potters in contemporary Japanese ceramics. His works display a fascinating and deep simplicity, as well as a sensual iroke, or… More