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
Two of the best at what they do in all of Japan, Bizen’s Mori Togaku and Celadon master Minegishi Seiko, based north of Tokyo in Tochigi prefecture. The Mori flask was fired in his 52meter kiln that created the beautiful clay flavor and goma speckles. Minegishi’s flask show his deep… More
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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
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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
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
Seto Hiroshi(1941-1994) was a leading Mashiko ceramic artist whose work is quite far from the ‘standard’ idea of what a Mashiko pot is. In fact, like fellow Mashiko potter and inspiration Kamoda Shoji, Seto boldly created new forms and glazing styles. He studied under Tomimoto… 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.
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