Here are a few more interesting pots from my collection I’d like to share. All are from very famous potters, some of whom I’ve shown before.
An Oval Sometsuke pot by Itou Gekkou. One of my favorite painters of bonsai pots, Gekkou pots, along with pots by Yusen and Yuzan, are some of the most popular and sought after painting pots for show in Japan. One of my favorite pots in my collection right now, I’ve commissioned a Kiri Bako for the pot from master woodworker and bonsai and suiseki enthusiast Jerry Braswell. You can find his site with ordering information and examples of his work here:
A rectangular pot with cut feet by Heian Tofukuji Jr. I really like the glaze on this pot, it’s a glaze I haven’t seen in his father’s work, making it a Tofukuji Jr original.
A small rectangle with pear skin clay by Machinao Imaoka. Imaoka makes some of the nicest and most unique Mame and shohin pots around, and they’re relatively inexpensive.
A very well made and painted square by Joshu Shouzan. I really like the detail of the painting, as well as the fine detail of the rim and bottom.
A small circle by Akatsuki. The patina on this pot, over the slight crackle glaze, is unreal. A very nice little Mame or accent pot.
An interesting and spartan painting by Matsuishi. I like the reserved use of detail, and negative space. The back set feet also create an airy feeling.
Thanks for checking out a few more from my collection. In the next post I have a very special pot to showcase from a potter I’d never heard of until last week, with a very unique story and history.