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.
It's been a number of years since we last offered the work of Hayashi Mamiko(b.1959). Hayashi is an elegant ceramic artist who after graduating from prestigious Keio University started her ceramic career in 1985 studying with Ito Keiji at the Gifu City Ceramic Art Institute. She has had a gallery... click for details
Ono Kotaro (b.1953), winner of the 4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition Hamada Shoji Prize, creates sleek, sharp porcelain wares. Yet, what is unique about this artist is that his porcelain has two sides to its character: at first glance, his wares look crisp and cool, like fallen snowdrops. Yet at t... click for details
To all who have sent emails, prayers, light and love these past few days we all dearly thank you. Wada Morihiro(1944-2008) was a towering figure in the Japanese art world and created stunning works of beauty and grace; we offer a work dating from 1995; may beauty, light and love shine upon all. I... click for details
We've been waiting a few years now for Sako Yoshihro(b.1972) to complete and fire his anagama in Shigaraki and finally that was accomplished late last year. Sako was born in Nara and studied under the late great Tsuji Seimi for three years starting in 1992. Afterwards he studied Kutani pottery fo... click for details
In the past we've offered a few Sasaki Tadashi works, mostly chawan and guinomi. This is the first set of mukozuke serving bowls we've ever seen by him and they date to 1969. Sasaki (1922-1997) was one of the outstanding Oribe potters of the 20th century- he was awarded the top prize in 1967 for ... click for details
Beyond a shadow of a doubt one of today most important Mino potters is Hori Ichiro (b.1952). He makes some of the finest Shino, Nezumi-Shino, Setoguro (Black Seto) and Ki-Seto (Yellow Seto) in Japan today, period. Hori is a mago-deshi or 'grandchild apprentice' to the great past Living National T... 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. This year she was awarded a prestigious award for ... click for details
52cm.tallx48.8x25.5/17.30kg click for details
Source of inspiration is the majestic Kegon Waterfalls located in Tochigi prefecture. click for details
I was at Hori Ichiro's studio a few weeks ago and there for the first time I saw the work of Goto Hideki(b.1963). Goto assists Hori with his anagama firings and also makes work that I just had to see from viewing only one piece, so I did. Quite powerful and impressive and a Mino artist that I loo... click for details