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.
I first saw the work of Sakai Hiroshi(b.1960) in person in 2003. Before that I had seen photos, especially from juried exhibitions such as the Asahi Ceramic Exhibition, Mashiko Ceramic Exhibition, Mino International Ceramic Exhibition, International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenz... click for details
Hatano Hideo (b.1971) creates Hagi pottery that is at both classical and very contemporary. Hideo’s father is Yamaguchi Prefectural Intangible Property Hatano Zenzo, with whom he has studied, in particular about the beauty of Hagi’s warm glazes. Hatano graduated from Tama Art University hav... click for details
Here is a classic sansai-tri-colored vase by one of the greatest Kyoto masters of the style ever, Kiyomizu Rokubei V1 (1901-1980). In perfect condition with a signed box, 27cm.tallx15cm. stamped on base. click for details
Here are three superbly fired forms--with Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun showing a yohen Bizen vase, a stunning tall Shigaraki jar by Takahashi Rakusai V and a kawai-cool Shigaraki pumpkin vase by Kato Takahiko; each in perfect condition with signed boxes, the Isezaki is 26.2cm.tallx17cm at... click for details
We're very pleased to offer for the first time the works of Setsu Junji, a Kyoto born ('75) and raised ceramic artist we first noticed a few years ago. His works are *very* distinctive for his original technique of 'drawing' on clay slabs to create enigmatic designs than conjure up all sorts of i... click for details
Here is a classic Mingei large yunomi by Kawai Hirotsugu (1919-1993). Kawai was the adopted son of Kanjiro and the influence is clearly seen; in perfect condition, 9.5cm.tall and dates to the early 1960s. No box, thus this price, a box can be made and signed by the Kawai family yet the cost for t... click for details
Kyoto has always been a city full of avant-garde artists dating back to the Edo period. In the 1940s a revolutionary ceramic group was formed called Sodeisha that changed the ceramic landscape of Japan forever. One of its earliest members was Kumakura Junkichi(1920-1985). Kumakura was one of Kyot... click for details
As many know Bizen's Yokoyama Naoki (b.1970) is a gallery favorite; here's a curvaceous-attitude-filled eared Yokoyama vase that stands alone as a sculptural form, yet truly is meant for a flower arrangement. In perfect condition with a signed box, 29cm.tall, signed on base: more about Yokoyama i... click for details
Mochizuki Shu(b.1960) studied ceramic art at the Tokyo University of Art where he has also taught. His works have a pleasing tonality and design often depicting floral motifs. His works are influenced by Asano Yo. This peony box is 8.7cm.tallx22.4x22, signed on base with a signed box. click for details
Mochizuki Shu(b.1960) studied ceramic art at the Tokyo University of Art where he has also taught. His works have a pleasing tonality and design often depicting floral motifs. Here is a lovely platter with a botan(peony) motif in rusty reds gold on a matte background. In perfect condition with a ... click for details