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.
A rising star..... click for details
Magical.... click for details
Thank you for visiting the Furutani Kazuya exhibition; as a way to send 2007 off in grand style we leave this tsubo online until the Year of the Rat. Furutani Kazuya (b.1976) is the eldest son of Furutani Michio (1946-2000), a Shigaraki potter greatly respected for his work with the anagama, or w... click for details
Dating to 1995, this is an elegant zogan shino vase depicting a pine tree covered with Shino glaze in various hues; overall a very engaging vase by one of Japan's most celebrated contemporary ceramic artists Imai Masayuki(b.1930). The front and back offer very different views to the eared vase, t... click for details
The first Shigaraki rectangular vase is 12cm tall x 29.5 x 12.3cm and is sold; and the second Iga square vase is 23cm tall x 11.5cm. click for details
Okada Kanzo(b.1948) showed at the 1993 Japan Society, NYC exhibition titled 'Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections' and from that catalog, 'The one constant in Okada's work, which has gone through several phases, is his frequent preoccupation with unusual shapes and habitual use of abs... click for details
In Kuroda Ryoji's 1969 book 'Contemporary Chawan' he called Tamaoki one of Mino's five great 'hopefuls' who, along with Kato Seizo, Kato Takuo, Kato Kozo, and Suzuki Osamu, would carry Mino into the future. Well, two of this group are Living National Treasures and one is a Gifu Treasure, while Ta... click for details
Sublime.... click for details
Hesei Bizen at its finest for a tokkuri form....kampai. click for details
Here is a bold-kiln-scarred-richly-colored Iga tokkuri by Tsujimura Shiro, in perfect condition with a signed box, 14cm.tallx11,signed on side; kampai! click for details