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 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
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
A very Happy New Year to anyone reading this, we wish you a pleasant, healthy, and happy 2019! To start the Year of the Boar we offer a rare and early seihakuji-bluish-white porcelain jar by Fukami Sueharu(b.1947), surely one of Japan’s most celebrated and internationally-renowned ceramic… More