Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1311380 (stock #TRC1814)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$375.00
This elegant and mature work of Karatsu pottery has an unglazed foot and beautiful crackled glazing that displays hues ranging from ivory to almond.

Toya Inoue (1942 - ) is a native of the world-renowned pottery center of Karatsu in Saga prefecture. From a young age he was interested in tea and tea-ware and studied tea ceremony under Tansai. Later in his 20’s he was involved in a project to restore ancient kilns...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1366292 (stock #TRC1805)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
Oribe is a visual style named after the late-16th-century tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615). Typically, black or green glazes are applied to asymmetrical clay bodies and light-colored windows are created using feldspar. These high-contrast areas then act as a canvases upon which abstract, minimalistic, and often naturalistic themes are painted...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1360334 (stock #TRC1797)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$475.00
Stretching back over 400 years, Hagi-yaki is second only to Raku for its favor among tea people. Prized for its subdued colors and classical features—especially the glazing—which is often clear and vivid; Hagi is most often described as a high-fired stoneware type of pottery, though it often tends to be porous in nature. One commonly noted feature of Hagi is its tendency to change color with age as it is gradually darken over time as it very slowly absorbs, and is stained by the tea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1360158 (stock #TRC1796)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
Looking something akin to dragon skin with gilded beads glistening between the scales, this recent creation by young artist Hiramatsu Ryoma demonstrates his creative imagination and challenges the traditional boundaries of what defines a tea bowl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1360123 (stock #TRC1795)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$635.00
Reminiscent of the wildly popular avant-garde works of Suzuki Goro, this striking modern interpretation of the classic tokkuri (sake flask) was done by budding artist Ikeda Shogo.

Born in 1976 in the southern port city of Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu, from a young age Ikeda would have been exposed to a great variety of ceramic-wares from the numerous historical kilns native to the region including Satsuma, Arita, Imari, and Karatsu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359959 (stock #TRC1791)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$650.00
Using local materials and traditional methods, the creator of this work Masahiko Imanishi, has brought a distinctively modern interpretation to the classical form of the tsutsu chawan. At the same time, he somehow manages to maintain the simple rusticity that Tanba-ware is renowned for. Stretching back over 800 years, Tanba is counted as one of Japan’s 6 ancient kiln sites and is known for making large pots with red ferrous clay and natural ash glazes with a distinctive greenish tinge...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359713 (stock #TRC1789)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$475.00
Graceful, sensitive, and with a distinctively feminine aura—this subtle work of ceramic art has an air of quiet days spent in the garden or of spending an afternoon brightening up an interior space. Using a technique known as 灰釉 (kai-yu) Terai uses the natural ash of various hardwoods to achieve a subtle textured matte glow which is unique to each piece.

Yoko Terai (b...
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
Sold, Thank You!
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)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
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
Sold, Thank You!
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...
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. Hagi-ware is prized for its subdued colors and class...
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). A creation of Kyoto potter Kimura Moriyasu, this is a difficult style to perform, with results dependent on how the clay and glazes interact when exposed to the specific firing condition in the kiln.

The youngest of three brothers famed for their potting skill...