Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1359611 (stock #TRC1787)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,275.00
With a design reminiscent of mineral deposits on Martian rock, this bold and visually captivating tea bowl is the creation of one of Japan's more controversial and revolutionary-minded potters. 

Nakamura Kimpei (b. 1935) was born in Kanazawa but later—after a period of residency abroad— made his way to Tokyo where he established a kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1359526 (stock #TRC1786)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$750.00
Like most Shigaraki-wares, this piece has a somewhat primal feeling to it, as though it belongs to a previous geological era in time. Rivulets of vitrified green, grey, and yellow ash stand against a background gradient of soft to intense ochres of the clay body. The intense firing process of this type of pottery for days in an anagama kiln results in a beautiful ashen glaze with a warm, soft, yet vibrant glow when set in the light...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1359523 (stock #TRC1785)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,200.00
One of the more innovative and international minded ceramicists on the Japanese pottery scene, Ryoji Koie’s interests and expertise are barely confined by this genre—as he often integrates non-traditional methods and materials...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1359425 (stock #TRC1783)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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One of the more innovative and international minded ceramicists on the Japanese pottery scene, Ryoji Koie’s interests and expertise are barely confined by this genre—as he often integrates non-traditional methods and materials...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1357973 (stock #TRC1768)
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Fired for days at over 1,400C degrees, this primordial-looking wonder of ancient potting technology displays a number of beautiful natural effects from the interaction of the clay, minerals, and ash from the unique style of kiln.

The creator of this work Michio Furutani (1946 - 2000) is regarded as one of the true greats of Shigaraki potting and is noted for being the first to revive the ancient art of anagama kiln firing in this region...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1357832 (stock #TRC1667)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Reminiscent of lines of dripping wax from a candle, the colored ripples streaming down the sides of this tea bowl give the impression of fluidity and transformation...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1356133 (stock #TRC1658)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$575.00
The name “Tobe-ware” first appeared in historical documents in the mid-18th century, though the tradition itself dates back well over 1,000 years. Within this style can be found an abundance of fine porcelain and celadon works as well as works painted with dark ferrous glazes—such as the piece featured here.

The creator of this fine work Sakai Yoshito (b. 1931) has been the main figure in maintaining the Tobe-ware tradition in modern times...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1356057 (stock #TRC1657)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$485.00
One of my personal favorite shapes for a chawan, the wa-nari (sometimes pronounced rin-nari) appears firmly grounded and balanced at all times. With round curving surfaces so natural in the hand—they conjure images of ripe fruit waiting to be devoured.

This piece was produced by Koizumi kiln in Aichi Prefecture, most likely by the head potter Kato Shineda—though it only bears the seal of the kiln and not the potter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1318176 (stock #TRC1652)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,250.00
The Mino region of Japan has been renowned for centuries for producing high-quality Shino, Oribe, Seto-guro, along with the style shown here, ki-Seto, or “yellow” Seto. The creator, Hori Ichiro, is one of the most acclaimed among Mino potters, tirelessly producing splendid works while continuing to use traditional methods passed down from other great potters before him...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1355572 (stock #TRC1648)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$425.00
This remarkable tea bowl is from the kilns of Yoshida Shuen (1940-1987)—an apprentice of Miwa Kyusetsu (1910-2012) who was awarded the status of Living National Treasure in 1983. It features a warm milky beige glaze with light umber accents and shows a bit of exposed clay on the kodai (foot) where the artists seal is located.

Hagi-yaki has a tradition stretching back over 400 years and is a high-fired stoneware type of pottery...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1353313 (stock #TRC1646)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$350.00
Well proportioned and exceptionally light in the hand, this lovely tea bowl features a stylized depiction of a horse in stride in what appears to be a brown ferrous glaze on a background of ash glaze (灰油 hai-yu)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1353072 (stock #TRC1643)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$275.00
Fired in an anagama small-batch kiln, this other-worldly looking saké cup (guinomi) displays rich ochre hues in areas where the rough clay shows through and is covered in a lush Oribe green glaze which is difficult to achieve. The brilliant green color is the result of copper glaze applied to the clay body which is then fired at 1220 degrees C—creating an oxidation reaction...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1346754 (stock #TRC1632)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$425.00
This remarkable tea bowl is from the kilns of Yoshida Shuen (1940-1987)—an apprentice of Miwa Kyusetsu (1910-2012) who was awarded the status of Living National Treasure in 1983. It features a warm crackled glazing with a white translucent overcoat that beads in areas.

Hagi-yaki has a tradition stretching back over 400 years and is a high-fired stoneware type of pottery...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1330067 (stock #TRC1607)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Though this piece appears quite old and nicely worn by time, it is in fact a very recent work from Sekizanjin kiln. Using a special organic process to “ferment” powdered ore used in the clay, they then fire the hand molded pieces under extreme heat to produce bowls they call “Chibori.” The Chibori bowl featured here is inspired by works of Chojiro—forbearer of the Raku line of potters and collaborator with legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1317413 (stock #TRC1576)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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An ancient technique known as “haito” in Japanese was used to give this piece its distinctive look. Thought to have originated in neolithic times and commonly used during the T’ang and Song dynasties in China, an excess of fuel is added at the very end of firing which causes a thick layer of grey ash to adhere to the outside of the vessel...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1315489 (stock #TRC1573)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Attractive design, refined form, sensational glazing—this yuteki chawan by Morikazu Kimura would make a fine addition to any collection of Japanese contemporary ceramics.

Born in Kyoto in 1921, Morikazu Kimura took up the family tradition of potting from a very young age and spent much of his time researching and perfecting the Tenmoku style. In 1947 at the age of 26 he set up his own kiln in the exclusive potting district of Gojo-zaka and achieved much success...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1314056 (stock #TRC1570)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$325.00
Most noted for his works of Shino, this attractive Oribe piece by Kato Takeshi is distinctive and eye-catching.

Born the son of a potter in 1947, Takeshi studied under Kobayashi Bunichi, Ohashi Momonosuke and later in Kyoto under Uchida Kunio, opening his own kiln in 1973 (Genkuro-gama). Since then he has shied from the realm of public competition in favor of the personal world of private exhibitions, including the Shinjuku Odakyu and Isetan galleries among many others.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1312574 (stock #TRC1566)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Labeled as yu-Shino on the box or “evening†Shino, this recent composition by Ryouji Hayashi III displays wonderful textures and hues resembling the blazing sky at sunset. The front of the bowl is decorated with radiating fissures— boldly contrasting with the background while the kodai or foot of the bowl is unglazed showing the light-colored clay beneath.

Ryouji Hayashi (1940 - ) is the third generation potter of the Shozan kiln in Mino. This line of potters has de...