Metavoid by Akyama Yo

Metavoid by Akyama Yo

A large important ceramic art work by Akiyama Yo, an artist we consider one of the most important in any genre in the world today. More photos and details on request, stands at 65cm. tall.

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Tamba Sculpture Vase and Others by Ichino Masahiko

Tamba Sculpture Vase and Others by Ichino Masahiko

A leader in contemporary Japanese ceramics is Tamba’s Ichino Masahiko. The symbols on this recent work are taken from the markings found on stones that were used to build Sasayama Castle in 1608. Other works also Ichino’s and details on those gladly send on request, this work is 21cm.tall x 40cm x 26, perfect condition with a signed box, shipping included.

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Organic Vessel by Kako Katsumi

Organic Vessel by Kako Katsumi

A ceramic sculpture vessel by Kako Katsumi. In perfect condition, 19.2cm.tallx45cm. x 42cm.

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Iro-Sumi-Nagashi Ceramic Sculpture by Setsu Junji

Iro-Sumi-Nagashi Ceramic Sculpture by Setsu Junji

Setsu Junji is a Kyoto born (’75) and raised ceramic artist, 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 gaining national recognition including having a work that was shown at the Shigaraki Ceramic Park Museum as well as winning the Oribe Prize at the 9th Toki Modern Tea Wares Exhibition, where the celebrated chawan critic Hayashiya Seizo was very taken with Setsu’s chawan: http://www.toki-bunka.or.jp/?eventinfo=eventinfo-3554-2 During these odd times he’s been steadily working on new forms and he visited the gallery the other day with this stunning example. A diamond form that positively highlights his unique slip sheme,…

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Kyoto Chic–Part II–Vessels by Kobayashi Hideo

Kyoto Chic–Part II–Vessels by Kobayashi Hideo

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 and Crafts Exhibition. The list now includes Excellence Prize, 7th Japan Ceramics Exhibition and the Mayor’s Prize, Kyoto Art Exhibition(’83, and the latter also in ’86), Three Grand Prix’s in ’87 at the15th Chunichi International Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Kyoto Prefectural Arts and Crafts Exhibition, and Kyoto Art Exhibition Prize, the list goes on and on with highlights including the Highest Honor at Nitten in 2006 and 2008. Kobayashi’s works are also…

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