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
We waited for many months and well worth it; deep thanks to Takiguchi Kazuo and Kawai Atsuko for creating our new noren-curtain and wooden sign both hoisted up in front of the gallery on Nov. 17th. Big Kansha. Many know their real work, last photo showing what we have at the gallery now.
Kubota Rekko (b.1952) is a porcelain master ceramic artist based in Kumamoto, we’ve had his exhibition in the past so some may remember him. He’s an award winning artist here and has exhibited in major juried exhibitions countless times. This vase, 36cm.tall, is a magical vessel for one… More
250,000 yen including DHL delivery
The current issue of Tohsetsu–the Japan Ceramic Society’s journal–has on the cover a Hamada Shoji work and the main feature of the issue is the relationship of Hamada with Bernard Leach and fellow Mashiko potters. The Hamada photo courtesy of Tohsetsu. Here is a fine Hamada… More
180,000 yen including delivery
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.
Here is a look at how traditional forms remain part of an ancient tradition, on the left is a Bizen kabura (turnip form) flask, also known as a boat flask (funa-dokkuri) for its wide sturdy base, created by Hoshino Sei. The one on the right is from the 16th century and featured in one of the most… More
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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