Large Leafed Vines are silhouetted against age darkened silver on this striking covered basin by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A segment of vine serves as a handle on the lid and it appears to float above the table on three ribbon feet. It is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter, 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Banura Shiro (1941-2001) was born the fourth son of influential Lacquer Artist Banura Shogo...
Iridescent red and a burst of gaseous gold cloud like some fantastical deep space event unfolds on the dark surface of this wan-gata (bowl shaped) black Raku guinomi by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku-yaki Yohen Guinomi (Kiln Altered Raku sake cup. This completes the phrase: The Universe in the palm of your hand. I have had several bowls by Tomonari, known for his colored effects and this is unparalleled...
Gorgeous vase by Michigan Studio Potter Karen Clark Antrim. In the Arts & Crafts style the vase measures 10 3/4" tall and 3" across the top. Two hairline firing cracks on the top rim that do not interfere with the integrity of the piece. Incised signature on the bottom.Her studio is Cat tail Pond studio. She fires on site and using Raku, Horse hair and Pit firing methods.
Not to save the best for last, but this piece by Nagae Shigekazu is simply breathtaking. The pattern of light and dark squares which drives direct lines across the distended quadrilateral form hails images of the Ichimatsu-moyo pattern at the Katsura Rikyu imperial palace. The lyrical curves of the vessel itself are in sharp contrast to the extreme precision of the patterns, creating a unique dialog between viewer and viewed...
Tani Seiuemon Shigaraki Tea Bowl (Chawan) Wood fired Natural Ash Stoneware Glazed Studio Pottery
Born in Shigaraki in 1913, Tani Seiuemon was the key person to revive old Ko-Shigaraki and Ko-Iga styles with natural ash glaze effects.
Tani Seiuemon works are exhibited in British museum and Cleveland Museum of Art.
Currently, his son Tani Q operates the family kiln in Shigarakicho.
3.12in. (8cm.) high;
A striking work covered in granulated geometric patterns by Nagae Shigekazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shikakkei no Katachi (Quadrilateral Form). The form is elastic, warped as if it is stretching after a deep sleep. This contrasts with the concise lines of the decorating pattern, creating an interesting dialog between man’s strive for perfection and order verses the freedom of the natural world. As they say, there are no straight lines in nature...
First born son to Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun, Koichiro (b. 1974) has quickly made a name for himself as an independent artist. Not content to rely solely on family reputation, he has set off on his own path, making innovations in clay and also in the ideas and principles surrounding his craft...
There is something ancient about the trumpeting rim reminiscent of pre medieval or even continental forms on this voluminous bottle by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tsubo. The austere terracotta clay is decorated only by the flames and ash blowing past it in the inferno. Fine granules of feldspar burst from the sunburned surface. The vase is 37.5 cm (15 inches) tall, 24.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition...
This piece was grilled with burning red pine fire woods for 10days in "Anagama" kiln. This shape of vase is called "Kinuta" that means a hammer of beating straw.
The surface of body is seemed as a natural rock.
Size 10.5cm(W) 18.0cm(H)
Accessary wooden box with signature
YouTube movie "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjMPlV6b2hI"
Moriwaki Masatada has been creating potteries mainly the wares for tea ceremony at Seto the most famous producing area in Japan.
He was born in 1948, and apprenticed to Shuntei the second
at 19 years old.
And then he has become one of the leaders in Seto pottery scene.
Shino glaze has been very popular from the Momoyama period early 17th century.
Accessory:wooden box with signature by the artist
A rustic bottle form ichirin-sashi vase covered in ash glaze by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Hanaire. Front and back are quite apparent, with the fire side blasted by ash, while a distinct line can be drawn between it and the raw terracotta clay of the back shadows like ghotst of the pots around it burnt into the sides. It is 26.8 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 10 cm (4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition...
This Sakazuki cup was created by a Japanese ceramic artist, Mari Yoshimura. This is a Kutani ware and is called Detailed Painting of Kutani. Yoshimura named this cup “Water’s surface.” She painted carp, lotus and water patterns (gold) on the surface of the cup. Also, she painted flower petals, waves and tortoise-shell patterns on the other side of the cup...
Lavender tinged glaze covers the sandy clay of this Hagi platter by Miwa Eizo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Sara (Dish). The glaze crawls and pulls back here and there, leaving raw edges and windows of sunburnt or blackened clay exposed. It measures 32.5 x 32.5 x 6 cm (13 x 13 x 2 inches) and is in perfect condition.
Miwa Eizo (1946-1999) was born the second son of Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu XI...
A singular square platter of raw clay surrounding a pool of liquefied blue ash by Sugimoto Sadamitsu in the original signed wooden box. It is about 27 cm (11 inches) across, in perfect condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935...
One of two pieces by Sugimoto Sadamitsu in the original signed wooden boxes. Deep crystalline pooling in the center accentuates the raw clay. They are beautiful works, about 27 cm (11 inches) diameter, perfect condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Zen studies have refined the spiritual side of his work, and all of...
One of three pieces by Sugimoto Sadamitsu in the original signed wooden boxes. Deep crystalline pooling in the center accentuates the raw clay. They are beautiful works, about 27 cm (11 inches) diameter, perfect condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Zen studies have refined the spiritual side of his work, and all ...
Studio Pottery Kyo ware Red Glaze Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) by Yoshinori Izumi (b. 1947).
- Born in Kyoto 1947;
- 1970 Graduated from Osaka University of the Arts, Craft Design, Ceramics Department;
- 1971 Graduated from Kyoto Municipal Industrial Research Institute;
- Opened Daikakuji Pottery in front of Sagadaikakuji Gate, Ukyo-ku;
- 1994 Visited the ruins of an ancient kiln of Celadon and Tenmoku in China;
- 2013 Moved the pottery in Keihoku, Ukyo-ku.
This piece was grilled with burning red pine fire woods for 10days in "Anagama" kiln. Melted ashes turned beautiful green glass.
Size 8.2cm(D) 8.0cm(H)
Accessary wooden box with signature