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Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Kato YasukageXIV has give this eight-sided Shino mizusashi a very contemporary feel and a delightfully rich glazing that changes with every turn; a museum piece. In perfect condition with a signed box, 16cm.tallx21, incised signature on base. More about Kato in previous listings or in our archives. click for details
Pure perfection in porcelain..... click for details
Dating to 1968..... click for details
One of Japan's rising ceramic artist stars is Mihara Ken; more about him in our archives or at e-yakimono.net. This tsubo shows Mihara's respect and understanding of Japan's long ceramic history and also his flair to add originality in firing and form. In perfect condition with a signed box, 24.5... click for details
A contemporary Iga chawan does not get any better than this Fujioka chawan in every aspect; firing, 'clay flavor,' form and majestic energy. In perfect condition with a signed box, 9.3cm.tallx12, signed on base. More about Fujioka in our archives..... click for details
Otani Shiro(1936-) is a veteran Shigaraki ceramic artist who was named a Shigaraki Intangible Cultural Property in 1990. He has made very traditional and distinctive Shigaraki works during his award-winning career. A fine on-line article about Otani can be read at artistpotters.com/artist_potters... click for details
Here is a truly fine ko-buri smaller Ido chawan by the current master par none, Tsujimura Shiro. In perfect condition with a signed box, 8cm.tallx11.5, signed on side. It's not large, a tabi-jawan traveler's chawan, yet what a feel, grace and power.... click for details
Murata Gen was one of the finest 20th century Mashiko potters; more about this important Mingei potter in our archives. This Murata jar is quite unusual in that it has a Kenzan type sumi-e drawing on front--tree with hut and kanji for senshu (thousand autumns) meaning thousand years/ many years o... click for details
One of the best Mino potters in all of Japan is Yamada Kazu(b.1954). That's not a comment to be made lightly, but it is the truth. His Shino, Ki-Seto, Setoguro, Oribe are modern in their feel and design while using the age-old traditional clay, glazes, and firing methods; that's what makes potter... click for details