Koide Naoe we first met when he was an apprentice to Harada Shuroku, that lasted from 1997 to 2011 when he established his own kiln. He was born in 1978 and has a deep affection for Bzen clay and creates works with rich firing much in the style of Harada. Here is a dynamic ‘bucket’ vase… More
A few new works to the gallery starting with a 1930s Kaneshige Toyo tokkuri and a new style by the ever-talented Tanoue Shinya. The Kaneshige tokkuri is 15cm.tall, one of his early stamps on base, signed box by son Kosuke—a rare piece with shibui ‘landscapes.’ Tanoue resides and… More
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Here are three sometsuke cobalt blue works by three members of the illustrious Kyoto Kondo family. The trio consists of LNT Kondo Yuzo’s (1902-1985) gourd sake flask-tokkuri, his second son Hiroshi’s (1936-2012) jar with plums and his grandson’s (Hiroshi’s son)… More
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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
Very few Shigaraki potters get as rich a hi-iro-fire-color tone on their works than Takahasi RakusaiV(b.1954). And recently Takahashi added some carved soft fluted lines to his works, seen here on this jar with a strong lip. In perfect condition, 34cm.tallx38.2cm.wide, signed on base, signed box.
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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Born in Kanazawa in 1948 Nakamura Kohei grew up in a ceramic art family with father Baizan and brothers Kimpei and Takuo. Recently he’s channeling the spirits of ancient chawan makers and succeeding in spades. Here are two examples, a large ‘deep-well’ Ido chawan and a very… More
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We recently listed a Kakurezaki Ryuichi eared-vase yet neglected to mention that recently he was designated an Intangible Cultural Property for Okayama Prefecture. He truly is a pioneer for creating new forms for Bizen seen here on two large platters. The first shown is 9.5cm.tallx40-42.5cm.across… More
320,000 yen--Shipping Included.