Ono Kotaro (b.1953), winner of the 4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition Hamada Shoji Prize, creates sleek, sharp porcelain wares. Yet, what is unique about this artist is that his porcelain has two sides to its character: at first glance, his wares look crisp and cool. Yet at the same time, he has… More
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Often there’s nothing like a richly-fired crusty jar and few do those in Echizen now like the days of old. On a recent jaunt to Echizen I was introduced to Masudaya Kosei (b.1950) and found what I was looking for, an example shown here in an old sutra jar form. Amazing variety of ash effects… More
Hamada Tomoo is the grandson of Shoji, son of Shinsaku and leading his illustrious family into the future; here is a small black and red glazed henko-jar and in a glazing scheme not oft seen. In perfect condition with a signed box, 16.3cm.tallx13.2×10.2. More about Hamada can be read by… More
Here’s a recent work by Kyoto’s Tanoue Shinya, more about this very emerging talent/star in our archives. This work is 29.5cm.tallx38.2x37cm, signed on base. Please note we have many works here at the gallery not listed on the web gallery so if you’re looking for… More
One of Japan’s most unique and prolific ceramic artists was Kyoto’s Fujihira Shin(1922-2012). He has essayed some of the most charming, intriguing, and of ‘another world’ ceramic pieces during his long career. He’s been honored with museum retrospective exhibitions at… More
Murata Gen(1904-1988) was one of the greatest Mashiko potters of the 20th century. as many visitors to RYYG know, and simply one of the greatest mingei potters ever. For more on Murata please see this link: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/murata-gen-pt-2004.html Here is a honest, sturdy and… More
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was named a Living National Treasure in 1985 for his iron-glazes, of which celadon is one. Here’s classical Shimizu deep-crackled celadon jar dating to the 1970s, stamped on base, perfect condition with a signed box, 18cm.tallx20.5.
One extremely hard form to create is tiered/stacked stoneware boxes and as such not often seen. That hasn’t stopped Iga’s Hasu Yoshitaka from tackling the form and he’s rather well-known for them, in fact. Here’s smaller example in three tiers. Perfect condition with a… More