Monthly Archives: May 2011

Glazed Pots by Shigeru Zyubei

Shigeru Zyubei is a potter from Osaka, Japan.  Virtually unknown here in the United States, and not very well known in Japan either.  Despite this, I think his pots are sublime; with gorgeous glazes reminiscent of Tofukuji, Aiso, Shukuhou, Ikkou, … Continue reading

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A Few More From My Collection

A pre-war green glazed Heian Kouzan with rope detailed rim.  A very old Kouzan with a marvelous patina.  The glaze has become rough and pitted with tiny imperfections over the years, its feel is like fine grained sandpaper, while the … Continue reading

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Glazed Pots by Heian Tofukuji, Part Two.

A pair of green glazed pots with blue highlights, two pots in which the later influence of Tofukuji on potters such as Aiba Kouichiro(Kouyo) and Ino Shukuho can clearly be seen. A blue glazed rectangle with a similiar glaze to … Continue reading

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Glazed Pots by Heian Tofukuji

Among the many well known Japanese potters of the late 19th and early 20th century, no potters’ work is more varied, in size, shape, glaze, colour, and clay than Heian Tofukuji. In addition to high quality and great usability, it … Continue reading

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A Few Pots From my Collection

Hello all, To start off this blog, Id like to show a few pots from my collection from some of the Japanese potters we’ll be featuring here in the coming months. I must apologize for my mediocre photography, collecting pots … Continue reading

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A New Blog

Hello Everyone. Welcome to my new blog about bonsai, and more specifically, Japanese and Antique Chinese Bonsai Pots. My name is Ryan Bell and I’ve been collecting pots and bonsai for a few years, and feel that more could certainly … Continue reading

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