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
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
How wonderful that Takahashi Yoshiko(b.1988) became a ceramic artist in her family’s Shigaraki tradition. Her father is Rakusai V and of course she grew up with clay all around her entire life. Our gallery is a big fan and here are two recently fired jars with her signature fluted forms and… More
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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
As many know Kakurezaki Ryuichi(b.1950) is a revolutionary Bizen ceramic artist. If not familiar with him please do a quick web search, he was named an Okayama Intangible Cultural Property in 2019. This unique form was fired this spring and has beautiful natural ash-glaze, warm ‘clay… More
Yamada Hikaru (1924-2001) was a founding member of the extremely influential avant-garde ceramic group Sodeisha along with Yagi Kazuo and Suzuki Osamu in the late 1940s. They brought about a sea change in Japanese ceramics, and it is not an understatement to say that many contemporary potters have… More