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
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
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.
Here is an iconic Mihara Ken(b.1958) form that was shown in his 1997 Tokyo exhibition and shown on the exhibition announcement. In 1995 a brother piece to this Mihara was featured on the cover of the 12th Tanabe Museum of Art –Modern Tea Forms Exhibition Catalog cover as well as being shown… More
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… More
That’s how a similar Isezaki So(b.1968) jar is described in the major Bizen exhibition that is traveling Japan now, started in Tokyo this February and is now showing at the Miho Museum ending at the Aichi Prefectural Cermaic Art Museum early autumn 2020. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition… More
Inoue Taishu(b.1941) is a legendary Shodai potter located in Kumamoto prefecture. He studied in Kyoto with Morino Kako, father of Taimei, and then established his own kiln in 1965 before moving to his present location in 1968. His met all the Mingei greats of the day and is, of course, one himself…. More