I have known Robert for many years and have visited him in Japan. I find Robert to be warm, kind and truly an authority on the subject of Japanese Ceramics. I trust him and his judgement implicitly.
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Dating back to the early 90s, here's a Kakurezaki Ryuichi work that speaks volumes of his taking old forms and creating new ones based on the a 'simple' jar shape. A museum piece in perfect condition with a signed box, 29.cm tall, 26.8cm.across and 20.5cm.deep, signed on base. click for details
By a twist of fate Fujihira Shin (1922-2012) work found us, again. For those of you not familiar with this wonderful Kyoto potter, please see e-yakimono.net. He is a rare ceramic artist in having retrospective exhibitions at Musee Tomo and Paramita museums and issue no.76(2003) of Honoho Geijutsu... click for details
Kojima Kenji (b.1953) is an Iga veteran with an impressive career here in Japan, his works are little known in the West. I think just by looking at this most impressive bold and rich firing one can get a sense of his artistry and mastery of Iga. In perfect condition with a signed box, 25.5cm.tall... click for details
Here's a rare-museum piece dating to 1991 from Kakurezaki's Phalanx series; it's 46.5cm.tallx28cm.x22.8, perfect condition with a signed box ios tips. A fine read about Kakurezaki: http://www.art-it.asia/u/admin_ed_contri7/1btU6ynAKplgrfEwGZhc click for details
Hayashi Kaku(b.1953) is a major ceramic artist here in Japan whose work is little known in the west, although her work was part of a traveling exhibition 'Soaring Voices--Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists'--that toured Japan and the US. A few years ago she was awarded a prestigious awar... click for details
The most illustrious family in Tokoname is the Yamada family dating back to the mid 1800s. The fourth generation was born named Emu and took the honored family name of Jozan in 2006. Here is a mystical gourd-shaped anagama-fired vase, in perfect condition with a signed box, 25.2cm.tallx23.5, sign... click for details
Hiruma Kazuyo(b.1947) is one of Japan's most impressive contemporary female ceramic artists, period. She studied graphic design in her youth and was a graphic designer from 1967-1977. She took up ceramics in 1976 and established her studio in 1988. Since then she has been juried selected and awar... click for details
Osaka-based ceramic artist Furuno Yukiharu was born in 1943 and is an award-winning artist hardly known to the West. He's been exhibited at the prestigious Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibition 27 times starting in 1973 and the regional exhibition 42 times; other juried exhibitions are num... click for details
Three 'Above Mt.Fuji' hand-painted scenes can be viewed on this green glazed-inside cross-hatched design cup by the one and only Takiguchi Kazuo; more about him in our archives or at e-yakimono.net. In perfect condition with a work-of-art calligraphy signed box, 7.5cm.tallx8.5-9cm. at the lip, si... click for details
The first of our recent Kobayashi Hideo Kyoto Chic Sculpture-Vessels; in perfect condition with a signed box, 28cm.tallx40x11, signed on base. More about Kobayashi in our previous listing, a very elegant artist indeed. click for details