Veteran Tamba ceramic artist Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is challenging his art with something not seen before, an anagama-fired marbled ware vessel with patterns of waves and natural ash-glaze. RYYG is one of the first in the world to show this new work, this one is 28cm.tallx24.3cm wide, signed on… More
Here is a very rare–first we’ve ever seen–Yashichida-Oribe tokkuri pair by Kato Yasukage XIV (1964-2012) who was one of the most celebrated Mino ceramic artists of the day. Yashichi-Oribe is one Oribe style not oft seen, known for having spontaneous brush designs and glaze… More
Takiguchi Kazuo(b.1953) is one of the most interesting and important Kyoto ceramic artists of the past 30 years. His original forms (and deftly painted smaller works) have earned him a slew of awards and a large following here in Japan as well as around the world. Recently he’s creating… More
This important work by Akiyama Yo traveled in a five-city Japan exhibition (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto) exhibition celebrating the 110th year or Takashimaya, shown in the catalog photo. It’s 43cm. in all directions. Akiyama (b.1953) is widely considered to be one of the greatest… More
Matsui Kosei (1927-2003) was designated a Living National Treasure for his neriage marbled ware in 1993. Here is a early-mid 1970s spiraling pattern Matsui jar in perfect condition with a signed box, 32.2cm.tallx29cm., stamped on base where there is a superficial firing crack.
New works to the gallery by Kobayashi Hideo, from our archives, “Kobayashi Hideo(b.1951) is a Kyoto veteran ceramic artist who has had a most stellar career after graduating from the Kyoto University of Art in 1975; his first award came soon thereafter in 1980 at the Kyoto Prefectural Arts… More
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) is a veteran Seto artist whose work we find like no other in his original forms and muted tones and textures, very Zen—like a dry rock garden. All of his works are hand-coiled built and the then carved, the interlocking ridges are engaging on many levels, with the… More
Setsu Junji is a Kyoto born (’75) and raised ceramic artist we first noticed a few years ago. His works are *very* distinctive for his original technique of ‘drawing’ on clay slabs to create enigmatic designs than conjure up all sorts of images in the viewer’s mind. For these works he’s… More