What a year! We hope to find better days ahead, and Chihiro and I hope everyone is as well as can be and we hope to see you in Kyoto in 2021! (Please inquire if any works of of interest and further photos and details gladly sent, and this In the Spotlight will be continued on our Instagram page… More
Always challenging his ceramic art Furutani Kazuya(b.1976) has come up with a new style where he plasters different colored clay over his jar forms; one similar one of ours was featured in a recent major publication of 150 of Japan’s noted artists, photos also shown. This very engaging and… More
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Positioned in a strategic spot while loading the kiln, this vase was then plucked from the height of firing and allowed to cool rapidly and thus gray and green natural ash-glaze on this Sawa Kiyotsugu vase. Sawa (b.1948) is known for his attacking approach to the rough clay, ripping and tearing it,… More
Otani Shiro(b.1936, now known as Otani Mugen) is a veteran Shigaraki ceramic artist who was named a Shigaraki Intangible Cultural Property in 1990. With Shigaraki and all wood-fired styles it’s about the firing quality and the form and this bold Otani chawan has those in spades all the way… More
The current issue of Tohsetsu–the Japan Ceramic Society’s journal–has on the cover a Hamada Shoji work and the main feature of the issue is the relationship of Hamada with Bernard Leach and fellow Mashiko potters. The Hamada photo courtesy of Tohsetsu. Here is a fine Hamada… More
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Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008) loved to drink sake and was known as the Yokozuna Sake Drinker of the East; Yokozuna of course referring to the highest ranking in Sumo. Our gallery has handled quite a few Tsuji tokkuri yet few as large and bold as this one, and also with a hidasuki rope straw firing… More
One earth; using 5th century anagama technology and materials of life itself that haven’t changed since the first pottery was made (clay, air, water, fire) here is a visual reminder of where we all live. Every tilt brings a new horizon, made by Shigaraki veteran Kato Takahiko–a RYYG… More
Placed in a prime spot in his kiln, this Yamamoto Toshu(1904-1994) jar is a masterpiece of Bizen firing with his perfectly thrown form; he was known as ‘The Master of the Wheel.’ In perfect condition with a signed box, 26cm.tallx27cm. wide, signed on base.
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.