All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #835523 (stock ##4057)
Robust Oribe hakeme (hakame) chawan inspired by very natural stacked stones

Stoneware, slip and glazes

5.5" X 4.25

Functional, decorative and food safe

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1339894 (stock #KYSC#1)
Traditional wood fired Aka-Shino chaire made by the late Kato Yasukage XIV prior to changing his name to Yasukage and thus the box is signed Kato Shoji. Elegant and traditional in form with quick, gestural spatula marks on the front and back the rich, nearly crimson iron surface is painted with a nice dusting of wood ash from the wood firing with throwing marks adding to the overall decoration...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1205582 (stock #HN.32 - 35)
Porcelain cups with blue-green glaze ideal for high-grade tea (gyokuro, sencha, oolong,) sake, or whiskey. White porcelain with a rich blue-green glaze Nakazato calls "peppermint." H. 2.875"(7.25cm) x Dia. 2.375"(6cm.) Hanako Nakazato is a 14th generation potter from Japan. The Nakazato family is a well-known pottery family in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, with the 12th generation Nakazato Taroemon being designated a National Living Treasure for Karatsu ceramics...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1287562 (stock #JM-60)
Tea Cup, Yunomi. Gary Shino Glaze. John Miller; Portland, OR. H. 3.125"(8cm) x Dia. 3.0"(7.75cm.) Vol. 8oz (240cc.) John Salgir Miller was born in Elmira, NY, in 1974 and earned his BFA in ceramics and illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He has been inspired the mingei aesthetic and by the work of Shoji Hamada since he began studying ceramics in high school...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1181970 (stock ##7157)
Large and bold hakeme style Oribe chawan by Matsuzaki Ken. This finely formed chawan has an excellent shape to show off the casual hakeme slip decoration that was then glazed over in an oribe glaze that is full of variation, tones and effects.

The is a great deal written about Matsuzaki Ken, including a book and several dvds (videos) about this stellar Shimaoka Tatsuzo student...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1206085 (stock #SF-53)
Matcha Chawan, Tea Bowl, by Sachiko Furya; Honolulu, HI. Ido-gata (Well-Shaped,) Bamboo Ash and Copper Glazes. H. 3"(7.5cm) x Dia. 4.75"(12cm.) Sachiko Furuya hails from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. There, she studied pottery with Yukio Matsuura, making primarily tea wares for practitioners of the Omotesenke School of Tea. She also attended the College of Arts at Nihon University (Tokyo,) Suidobara Fine Arts Academy (Tokyo,) and has a Studio Art degree from Clark College in Dubuque, Iowa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #823259 (stock #GG.J.2)
Wood-fired Jar by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.9"(23cm) X Dia.11.25"(29cm) X Mouth Dia.5.875"(15cm.) A lustrous Shino glaze covers the top half and one side of the pot, while the lower portion displays the effects of wood-firing. The lugs on the shoulders are inspired by Japanese "chatsubo" (tea leaf storage jars) of the 16th century. Please see the enlargements for multiples views, surface textures, and effects from wood-firing...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1338295 (stock #0328)

Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1176568 (stock #HN-5)
Faceted Straight-sided Bowl, Porcelain, by Hanako Nakazato; Union, Maine and Karatsu, Japan. 2 available; H.2.75-2.875" (7.0-7.25cm) x Dia.4.75-4.875" (12.0-12.5c.) Hanako Nakazato is a 14th generation potter from Japan. The Nakazato family is a well-known pottery family in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, with the 12th generation Nakazato Taroemon being designated a National Living Treasure for Karatsu ceramics. Hanako moved to the US at age 16 to pursue her education...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1399743 (stock #1304)
Very different from the previous piece just listed, here the tide has pulled away from the rocks leaving htem slick and shiny, an igneous Toban platter by Iga master Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is random, like an act of nature, and pays tribute to the material while bringing the tradition into the 21st century. The plate is 45 x 30 cm (17-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1171959 (stock ##4236)
Large, wan-gata form teabowl with white and grey slip of a bamboo groove design under a saffron, iron yellow glaze. This teabowl is a real handful.

Stoneware, slips and glazes

6" x 4.75"

Functional, decorative and food safe

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1342816 (stock ##4280)
Tall teabowl with an impressed line decoration covering the surface under my Oribe style glaze with hand cut foot and fired on wads.

Stoneware and glazes

13.5 x 12cm

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1347844 (stock #071)
When you hold this piece in your hands, first contact, you get it.  A Rey unusual and organic form by Isezaki Koichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hikidashiguro Chawan.  It has been a pleasure to watch over the last 30 years the reinvigoration in pottery in Japan, an explosion of innovation which seems exponential.  It continues to blossom bigger every year.  The potters are so technically skilled and taking an original approach to the ceramic arts.  Isezaki Koichiro i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1344902 (stock #054)
An Iga Kogo by Kishimoto Kennin and Tamba Kogo by Nishihata Tadashi, both superb examples of their craft and tradition, both by these prominent artists and both enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes.  The Kennin piece is a small square reminiscent of a pillar stone from some long lost temple, the edges covered in earth, the round top lost in a covering of moss.  Here he has breathed new life into the traditional form, both paying homage and yet leaving his indelible mark on it to carry ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1287575 (stock #JM-50)
Tea Cup, Yunomi. Ash Glaze with Iron and Hakeme-brushed Interior. Bamboo node-shaped Foot (take kodai.) John Miller; Portland, OR. H. 3.5"(9cm) x Dia. 3.25"(8.25cm.) Vol. 10oz (310cc.) John Salgir Miller was born in Elmira, NY, in 1974 and earned his BFA in ceramics and illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He has been inspired the mingei aesthetic and by the work of Shoji Hamada since he began studying ceramics in high school. While at Mass Art studying under Ben Ryterb...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1318044 (stock #910)
Copper greens splash this bold chawan by Kojima Kenji enclosed in the original signe wooden box. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Kojima Kenji was born in Aichi prefecture in 1953, and graduated the Tokoname Ceramics High School in 1971. He moved to Iga where he studied and was immediately accepted into the Asahi Togeiten Ceramics Exhibition. The following year he moved to Okayama, where he would remain 5 years studying Bizen and the complexi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1404836 (stock #431)
A beautiful assortment of colors and textures play across the dark red surface of this exquisite Chaire tea container by Living National Treasure Fujiwara Kei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Chaire.
Size, D 6.7 cm H 11.4 cm
Condition, Excellent
Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983) was born in Bizen City, Okayama, he did not enter the ceramic world until he was already 40 years old. In his youth he studied art and literature in Tokyo. Intent upon becoming a no...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #810628 (stock ##4027)
Hand carved terra cotta covered jar with "grasses" pattern on the body and lid

Terra Cotta, slip and glaze

7.75" X 7"

Functional, decorative and food safe