Gallery News and Furutani Michio

Gallery News and Furutani Michio

At the end of this month we’ll be moving a short two-minute walk away right in front of the Philosopher’s Path! New place exterior photo attached, And today from a private collection we received three smaller Furutani Michio works(Middle Sold) and an Otani Shiro jar(Sold) as well. All in perfect condition, signed boxes, please email Robert if interested and also a ‘moving sale’ until the end of the month on all works in the gallery catalog, if interested in any works please email Robert as well via the contact us tab.

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Tamba Work by Nishihata Tadashi

Tamba Work by Nishihata Tadashi

Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is most likely the greatest traditional Tamba ceramic in Japan today—more about him in our archives. Here is a richly fired Nishihata vessel with various tones and textures. It’s 28.3cm.tallx31.5cm.x15.5cm. perfect condition, signed box.

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Set of Five Bizen Plates by Mori Togaku

Set of Five Bizen Plates by Mori Togaku

Museum quality, yet hope these end up on someone’s table for use; dating to 1991 and only a few sets made by Mori Togaku. The hidasuki-straw markings are quite radical and better in person than the reflective photos of each. Each is 4cm.tallx26.5-27, stamped on base, perfect condition with a signed box. If you’re not familar with Mori Togaku please see this: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/mori-togaku-kilns.html

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Two Yakishime Chawan by Kishino Kan

Two Yakishime Chawan by Kishino Kan

The left one is on the large side while the right one is a standard chawan size, both have most engaging yakishime (unglazed high-fired natural-ash-glaze-stoneware) varied ‘landscapes.’ Kishino Kan (b.1975, Kyoto) lives and breathes ceramics in the hills of Iga. Not just Iga though he also fires Shino, Kohiki, Ki-Seto, Setoguro, Hakuji-White Porcelain and other styles; he’s a great admirer and connoisseur of ancient ceramic art as well. A pure spirit comes out his his adaptations of the classics. We also have a Ki-Irabo chawan, some sake vessels and yakishime jars of various sizes.

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Suzu Jar by Sako Yoshihiro

Suzu Jar by Sako Yoshihiro

Suzu is one of Japan’s lost stoneware styles that few collectors know about. As the Suzu Ceramic Museum in the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture notes, “Suzu ware is a kind of pottery made in Suzu from the latter half of the 12th century to the end of the 15th century. It was mass-produced by community group work, and because it was tough and could be used for a long time, its use spread. Along with the development of sea routes, the market for the pottery spread to East Japan and Hokkaido. Because after the Middle Ages it suddenly disappeared from the history timeline, this pottery also is somewhat of a mystery.” And thus the little known aspect and the difficulty in controlling the atmosphere in the kiln. In Shigaraki Sako Yoshihiro has triumphantly succeeded in making strong, austere, Zen influenced Suzu jars in the traditional gray-tones, paddles-wavy textures…

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