No introduction needed for Tsujimura Shiro, a classic rugged vase, notice all the melted feldspar and the one coveted ‘landscape’ of the bursting stone known as ishihaze; the vase holds water just fine. In perfect condition with a signed box, 25cm.tall.
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.
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
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
Here is a Shimaoka Tatsuzo(1919-2007) work that caught our attention with its strong form and subtle bamboo sparse lines on a white slip hakeme ‘curtain’ that reminds us of Shinoda Toko’s brush as well. In perfect condition, 27.5cm.tallx19.5cm., stamped on base, stamped on base.
We’ve hardly ever seen a more hauntingly beautiful Echizen jar in over three decades in Japan, of all styles for that matter. Masudaya Kosei (b.1950) is the artist. A wonderful variety of ash effects especially over the shoulders are one highlight of this tsubo-jar. Masudaya established his… More
Here are two jars by two important ceramic artists; a seihakuji bluish-white porcelain by Fukami Sueharu(b.1947) and a neriage marbled one by Matsui Koyo(b.1962). Each is very uniform all around in terms of glazing and design, both better in person in terms of color. The Fukami is… More
Kato Gozan(b.1922) was influenced by his Meiji teachers and is renowned for his skill with a brush painting masterpieces in cobalt blue-gosu on his works. Here is a very varied scenic Kato tsubo-jar that with every turn takes on a new vista. In perfect condition, signed box, signed on base,… More
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
Hatano Masanori(b.1957) is a veteran Seto ceramic artist with a long exhibition career and various awards such as the Pottery Encouragement Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition and Encouragement Prize at the Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts in 1987, the Excellent Work Prize at… More
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