Kato Katsuya(b.1947) was born into an ancient potting family in the town in Nishio, not far from one of Japan’s most important potting centers from long ago, Seto in Aichi prefecture. His specialty is yakishime–high fired unglazed stoneware–and since 2005 has been firing an… More
An absolute gallery favorite, Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008). The kushime-comb-markings on this spouted bowl are alive, swirling and creating a rich emotional painting of sorts very much highlighted by the orange-red hidasuki straw markings and the whiteness of the pure Shigaraki clay. In perfect… More
Dating from a long lineage of Kyoto potters, the eighth in the line was born Masahiro in 1954. In 2000 he ascended to his family’s honored name of Rokubey (sometimes seen spelled as Rokubei) and this important work was shown at that celebrated exhibition in Tokyo and Kyoto. It shows his… More
Ishiyama Tetsuya was born in 1973 near Tokyo in Saitama yet has his studio in the ancient potting town of Shigaraki, although he makes *much more* than just Shigaraki ceramic art. His works have been awarded all over Japan: 2014: Paramita Museum Ceramic Grand Prize exhibition. 2013: Shiga… More
Here is a very rare–first we’ve ever seen–Yashichida-Oribe tokkuri pair by Kato Yasukage XIV (1964-2012) who was one of the most celebrated Mino ceramic artists of the day. Yashichi-Oribe is one Oribe style not oft seen, known for having spontaneous brush designs and glaze… More
In the past we’ve offered a few Sasaki Tadashi works, mostly chawan and guinomi. This is the first tokkuri in recent memory. Sasaki (1922-1997) was one of the outstanding Oribe potters of the 20th century- he was awarded the top prize in 1967 for his Oribe in the prestigious Japan Traditional… More
Toki City (Gifu Prefecture) Intangible Cultural Property Sakai Kobu’s (b.1936) kiln is SO small he hardly ever fires anything larger than a chawan or sake cup. Also at 82 he’s firing only once a year and here are some recent works, plus a 2014 large–for his kiln–squat jar…. More
Yamaguchi Masato (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly and we hope to have more works in the future. For now here are two Oribe chawan, one black and… More
120,000 yen each.
Left is by Iga-based master potter of many styles Kishino Kan (here a kohiki incised one), middle Shino is by the late Kato Yasukage (Sold) and the right bluish-white rippling one is by Hokkaido’s Ono Kotaro; prices shown on base photo……all in perfect condition, signed boxes.
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