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.
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
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
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
Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008) made a lot of work in his lifetime yet surprisingly few tsubo-jars, as a matter of fact at the 2017 major Tsuji retrospective held at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Crafts Gallery out of 152 displayed pieces there were only two tsubo and one was a lidded one. So here are… More
Green On Reserve/Shigaraki Sold
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.
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
A museum quality work by the talented Hiroshima based ceramic artist Kimura Yoshiro. Kimura (b.1946) deals almost exclusively with the color blue, perfect for summer as it imparts such a cool aura. First wanting to be a Zen monk he switched to pottery(like Tsujimura Shiro) and fell in love with the… More
One of Japan’s greatest ceramic artists in all of history, Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966). It’s mind-boggling that he’s not as well known in the West as Hamada. Anyway, here is a classic slip-trail design shinsha-copper red bold chawan in perfect condition, 10.2cm.cm.tallx12.3, box signed… More