Here are a few more pots for your consideration by Yokohama guild master craftsman Okatani Zeshin, enjoy. Thanks to friend and fellow collector Matt Ouwinga for taking the time to take these photos for us.
A fascinating pot with Demon feet. If you glance back at the “From My Collection 3” post, the mame pot by Sekishin has very similar feet, unsurprising since he is one of the many potters who learned from Zeshin.
A Great pot with multiple Hankos and carved monks. I especially like the glaze on this pot, the way it bleeds into the unglazed, carved portion is great.
One of my favorite Zeshins. the demons carved on either side are great and detailed, downright scary! The glaze is masterful as well, rich blended colors with depth and great drip detail.
I like the glaze on this one as well, the red glazed crab stands in stark contrast to the blues of the main glaze.
A nice little cascade, perhaps a bit more usable than other Zeshins….
Another great little demon pot!
This one is unique. The way the carving is presented in the jagged window is strange, I almost expect it to say “Pow!” or “Bang!” Batman style.
A great little crab pot with cool glaze effects. As you can see from these posts, Zeshin was a master at blending glazed and unglazed carving. I wish he made more pots that were simply glazed, his colors are rich and deep, also unique. I have the only simply glazed one I know of, with detailed carvings restricted to the bottom, Ill pop that up in a future post.
I Hope you’ve enjoyed this second selection of pots from Okatani Zeshin. The next potter I’ll be featuring on the blog will be a master of unglazed pots, Kamiya Ryuen, Stay Tuned.