Japanese Contemporary Pottery

The Japanese tea ceremony is an artform in itself and the choice of  ceramic utensils used in serving the tea is given careful consideration including the  aesthetic. This has contributed over the centuries to a wide appreciation of the ceramic arts in Japan .Competitions and exhibitions are regularly organised and they attract media  coverage and wide interest from ceramic connoisseurs and collectors. A Japanese potter can have his  career trajectory  quickly elevated by gaining awards in these contests and this has led to continual improvisation, experimentation and refinement in the ceramic crafts. The older traditions of their pottery methods are still revered and practised. Contemporary Japanese ceramicists are able to seamlessly merge modern elements of design, techniques and materials with ancient traditions and maintain the unique Japanese aesthetic.

Matsui Kôsei (1927-2003) :

Matsui Kôse Vase - Ovoid vase striped with blue, gray and white marbleized colored clay

Ovoid vase striped with blue, gray and white marbleized colored clay, ca.1977

Matsui Kôsei

 

Matsui Kôsei Small neriage conical vase -  marbleized gray, beige and white colored clays

Small neriage conical vase with marbleized gray, beige and white colored clays, ca. 1977

Matsui Kôsei

 

 

Matsui Kôsei - Stoneware with marbleized colored clay inlays

 Stoneware with marbleized colored clay inlays-  1979

Matsui Kôsei

 

 

Matsui Kôsei (1927-2003) Japanese pottery

Small early neriage vase, ca. 1965

Matsui Kôsei

Tokuda Yasokichi III :

Tokuda Yasokichi III Vase - turquoise green glaze

Tokuda Yasokichi III Vase

Kato Yasukage :

Kato Yasukage Teabowl

Tea bowl with red and creamy white shino glazes, 2011

Kato Yasukage

Nishihata Tadashi :

These pieces were displayed at the ” Fired By Tradition ” exhibition (2011) at the  Joan B Mirviss Gallery

Spherical Tanba Vessel by Nishihata Tadashi

Spherical Tanba vessel with faceted diagonal banding and dripping natural ash glaze and markings.- Nishihata Tadashi

 

 

Nishihata Tadashi Tea Bowl

Tanba ware glazed tea bowl with faceted carved exterior – Nishihata Tadashi

 

 

Tilting Tanba Vase  with moon-shaped opening

Tilting Tanba vase with moon-shaped opening and natural dripping ash glaze; 2011 – Nishihata Tadashi


Faceted Tanba tokkuri (sake flask) - Nishihata-Tadashi

Faceted Tanba tokkuri (sake flask) with light-colored natural ash glaze, 2011 – Nishihata Tadashi

Suzuki-Osamu  ( 1926-2001 ) :

Suzuki Osamu Japanese ceramic Sculpture

Suzuki Osamu Sculpture – Kitamura Junko

Osamu-Suzuki Sculpture

Osamu Suzuki

Kitamura Junko :

Kitamura-Junko-Japanese contemporary ceramic sculpture

Oval Vessel 1995 – Kitamura Junko

 

 

Kitamura Junko Tall Vessel

 Tall Open Vessel 1998 – Kitamura Junko

 

 

Kitamura-Junko spherical vessel

Kitamura Junko

Kato Yasukage :

Kato Yasukage Vase - green glaze with modernist shape

Kato Yasukage

Suzuki Goro :

Narumioribe water jar, 1999 - Suzuki Goro

Narumioribe water jar, 1999 – Suzuki Goro

Hiroshi Miraji :

Hiroshi Miraji lidded ceramic vessel with small twin handles

Hiroshi Miraji

Musee Tomo

 

Akiyama Yo :

"Tension-and-Transition " ceramic sculpture - Akiyama Yo

” Tension-and-Transition “ – Akiyama Yo

 

Miyashita Zenji

Miyashita Zenji contemporary ceramic sculpture

Miyashita Zenji-1994-MFAH

Trapezoidal flower vase with diagonal bands, by Miyashita Zenji

Trapezoidal flower vase with diagonal bands, 1997

Miyashita Zenji

Miyashita-Zenji tea ceremony pottery

Four-piece set for the Japanese tea ceremony, 2005.

Miyashita Zenji

Kawai Kanjirô  (1890-1960) :

Kawai-Kanjiro Vessel Pale green crackleur and iron-oxide glazed lobed vase, ca. 1938 - Kawai-Kanjirô

Pale green crackleur and iron-oxide glazed lobed vase, ca. 1938 – Kawai-Kanjirô 

Kawamoto-Goro   (1919—1986) :

Kawamoto-Gorô teapot

Kawamoto-Goro

YAGI Kazuo ( 1918-1979 ) :

YAGI Kazuo - Japanese Cup

YAGI Kazuo – Cup 1950

Mihara Ken :

Mihara Ken folded ceramic vase

Mihara Ken

Mihara Ken Art Sculpture

” Kodô (Pulse) “,  2011 – Mihara Ken
Multi-fired unglazed stoneware

Shogo-Ikeda :

Shogo-Ikeda abstract ceramic dish

Shogo-Ikeda

Shimaoka Tatsuzô ( 1919 – 2007 )

Japanese round platter with slip-filled, cord-impressed pattern and floral design on iron glaze ground, 1972 by Shimaoka Tatsuzô

Round platter with slip-filled, cord-impressed pattern and floral design on iron glaze ground, 1972 – Shimaoka Tatsuzô

Ryoji-Koie :

Ryoji Koie ceramic cup

Ryoji Koie

Yamada-Hikaru  (1923-2001) :

Yamada-Hikaru Sculpture - Diamond-shaped glazed perforated stoneware sculpture.1972

Diamond-shaped glazed perforated stoneware sculpture.1972

Ogata Kamio  ( b.1949)

Ogata Kamio Spherical Vase -  neriage Marbleized stoneware with twisted fluting colored clays

Spherical neriage vase Marbleized stoneware with twisted fluting colored clays, 2011

Fukami Sueharu :

Fukami Sueharu contemporary porcelain sculpture

Fukami has dedicated almost 50 years to sculptural ceramics and he is

internationally known for his celebrated pale-blue glazed porcelains,

a glaze that is inspired by Chinese porcelains of the tenth to thirteenth centuries.

Akira-Yamada :

Akira-Yamada - red contemporary ceramic vessel

Akira-Yamada

Sakiyama Takayuki :

Sakiyama Takayuki ceramic sculpture with weave style pattern

Sakiyama Takayuki

Imaizumi Imaemon :

Imaizumi Imaemon-botanical decoration

Imaizumi Imaemon

Imaizumi Imaemon ceramic  lidded vessel

Imaizumi Imaemon

Shogo-Ikeda :

Shogo-Ikeda Bowls

Shogo Ikeda

Takenaka Ko :

Stoneware bottle vase with white slip and decorated with cast oxides by Takenaka Ko

Takenaka Ko

Stoneware bottle vase with white slip and decorated with cast oxides

Ogawa-Machiko ceramic ash blue bowl

Ogawa Machiko – ash blue bowl

Kai Satoshi Museum

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Twelfth generation potter Miwa Kyuyuki

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9 Comments

  1. Jane Knowles
    Posted July 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I find great inspiration in japenese ceramics

  2. Joeltan kean
    Posted July 14, 2012 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    I marvel at the sheer artistry of the works. Just simply viewing the images make my day.

  3. madhyvan
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    excelente las ceramicas suntuosicimas ,trabajos tan lindos no se conocen facil definitivamente increibles felicitaciones a los ceramistas. emocionante mady

  4. Robbie I. Hood robbie
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    thanks too!

  5. madhyvan
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    quiero conocer mas acerca de la ceramica y mostrar algo de mis trabajos artisticos

  6. Rouben Cholakian
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    IT IS VERY SATISFYING TO LOOK AT THESE EXCEPTIONAL WORKS, BUT ARE THEY MERELY FOR VIEWING?

  7. norma maria devit
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Hace muchos años trabaje pintura sobre porcelana,ahora hago vidrio los trabajos son magnificos felicitaciones

  8. aritta
    Posted June 19, 2015 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Dear sir,
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  9. Anonymous
    Posted July 9, 2015 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Find myself breathless watching those a m a z i n g works of art!! Thank you so much!

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