Robert, I just received the new tokkuri, and I must say I'm really extremely pleased with it. It's very much nicer "in person" than in the pictures, and has a certain - I don't know - a certain "air" about it which speaks to me of Japan's earth and forests and mountains. Really, it's a marvelous piece! Anyway, thanks yet again for another wonderful keeper, as well as for your trademark excellent, painstaking, prompt and very personal service. I hope you're enjoying all the best of life there in Kyoto.
JAPANESE POTTERY SPECIALIST, Japanese Antique Dealer License #491040228600
Robert Yellin is the host of this eGallery and its sister site e-Yakimono.net (pottery knowledge center). Yellin has resided in Japan since 1984. He writes regularly on Japanese ceramics in numerous publications. For ten years he wrote columns for the Japan Times, the largest English newspaper in Japan. For archives of his stories, click here. He also writes for Daruma magazine, and was a former columnist for Honoho Geijutsu, a leading quarterly devoted to contemporary Japanese ceramics. His articles have also appeared in Asian Art Newspaper. Yellin is the author of Yakimono Sanka published by Kogei Shuppan, a book (in Japanese) about sake utensils that was recommended by the Japanese Library Association for inclusion into all public libraries. The English version of this book is available for online purchase.
Stories by Robert have also appeared in WINDS magazine and in Ceramics Art and Perception. Robert is a member of the Japan Ceramics Society (Nihon Toji Kyokai) and his articles have appeared in its monthly publication Tohsetsu.
Robert is available to give lectures and lead tours dealing with Japanese ceramics. He is likewise available to request commissioned work.
Robert Yellin’s Blog
Japanesepottery.com (this site) offers hundreds of ceramic pieces for online purchase, and its eStore Pages are updated almost daily. But if you want more, if you want regular updates on Japan's ceramic scene, please bookmark Yellin's Blog Page. It serves as Yellin's personal diary and photo dictionary. It allows site readers to travel along with Robert as he visits Japan's top artists and kilns or talks with up-and-coming potters.
Both this site and our sister site (e-yakimono.net) work out of the same gallery. I thought since not many of you can visit our gallery here in Kyoto, I'd post a few photos showing the displays we have. So much visual nourishment for the senses... do stop by if you're in this neck of the bamboo forest!