This is a major work by Kyoto ceramic artist Kobayashi Hideo(b.1951) as it was exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Furukawa Museum, Nagoya and the 30th annual Sokokai recently in Kyoto. It’s also shown on the Nikkoukai Directors page that can be seen here, scroll down: … More
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… More
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Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) is one of the most important and influential Japanese artists of the 20th century, as most of you know. His work is highly valued in all areas he worked in; if you are not familiar with Rosanjin I suggest reading ‘The Art of Rosanjin’ by Sidney Cardozo or search at… More
Shimizu Keiichi (b.1962) is a fourth generation Tamba potter creating minimalist geometrical forms often with graphic art designs; this work was hand-coiled formed and then manipulated into its origami-looking facade. It’s 46cm.tallx28.3cmx14, signed on base and with a signed box.
Ito Sekisui (b.1941) was named a Living National Treasure for his mumyoi pottery in 2003. Ito’s family has been potting on Sado Island since the 17th century. They use a local red clay and thus the color of the wares brilliantly contrasts with the black smoked areas. Here is a museum quality… More
The left tokkuri is by Bizen’s third LNT Yamamoto Toshu(1906-1994) and the right is by the fourth LNT Fujiwara Yu(1932-2001); both excellent firings, perfect condition, signed boxes, 13-13.3cm. tall, signed on base. Last photos shows a guinomi by the first LNT Kaneshige Toyo(1896-1967) for… More
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