Occasionally we offer books, and occasionally we offer calligraphy by ceramic artists. No one’s is as bold as The Bear of Echizen, Kumano Kurouemon; here are ten superb examples on lovely Echizen washi. Please have a look and see what one you intuitive like, the meanings will be listed… More
Takiguchi Kazuo’s classic-mingei-inspired dobin with a rough clay body, soft ash-glazing and dynamic iron-underglaze brush markings and a self-made twine handle; all together a fine dobin indeed. In perfect condition with a signed box, 18.3cm.tall including handle x17.5×11.2.
Bringing out the warm beauty of materials and form, here is a bucket-motif vase-wine cooler by An exceptionally fired by Takahashi Rakusai lV (b.1925). The Takahashi family–along with the Ueda family–is one of the longest potting families in Shigaraki and is largely responsible for… More
Kako Katsumi(b.1965) is one of our favorite ceramic artists who challenges his art with a keen sense and unique vision; and for this his work has been shown at the Nitten, Asahi, Japan Ceramic Art, Mino International, Hyogo Prefectural Ceramic Art Museum (Hyogo Ceramic Artists), and Tanabe Museum… More
180,000 yen each
There’s something magical, something cosmic about good tenmoku iron-glazed wares; light shimmering in space, jewels buried, dreams held. Sasaki Yuzuru(b.1949) has been making such Tenmoku pieces since the early 1970s when he studied-worked with Kimura Morikazu–1971-79–and then… More
Kato Takahiko(b.1952) comes from a traditional Shigaraki family where his father and grandfather were also potters. Yet not so much under the influence of his family, yet more so from Sodeisha founder Suzuki Osamu, Kato has and continues to take Shigaraki in exciting new directions. Suzuki took a… More