Category Archives: Modern Potters

Here There Be Dragons

A 19th century Japanese map, the Jishin-no-ben, depicting an ouroboros dragon which causes earthquakes. While the title of this post comes from a phrase on a few older maps depicting uncharted or dangerous territory, there’s no danger here, although maybe … Continue reading

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From My Collection 17

Here are a few new pots from my collection that I’ve picked up In the last couple months that I thought I’d feature. Enjoy! A third generation Ino Shukuho shallow round in green Oribe. Round and oval Shukuho are rare, … Continue reading

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From My Collection 16: A Few New Bushuan

I’ve added a great many pots in the last several months since I wrote a collection post, but the lions share of them are definitely Bushuan. Made by Shigeru Fukuda, Bushuan pots feature very nice signature glazes and a very … Continue reading

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The 9th Annual Shohachi Ten

I always look forward to the publication of the pictures and results of the annual 現代小鉢作家展(Modern Small Pot Creators Exhibition). Coinciding with Gafu Ten, the largest Shohin Bonsai show in Japan, in January, the exhibition includes 50 potters chosen by … Continue reading

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Heian Shouami(平安昭阿弥)

In contrast to the last article dealing with the highly refined and detailed work of Kutani Ikko, in todays article with deal with the whimsical and playful painted pottery of Heian Shouami. The first generation “Shouami”(昭阿弥), whose given name was … Continue reading

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Nihon de Hajimete, or, Busting the Japanese Cherry(Prelude)

Japan: It’s every Bonsai fanatic’s dream. While I’ve been doing Bonsai for 6 years, it’s only in the last 3 that I’ve become serious about the art. From the first images I saw of Japanese bonsai in Kokufu albums and … Continue reading

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The Pots go up for Auction!

Beginning today at noon, and continuing until Sunday, all the pots still available on the “For Sale” page will be listed for auction on eBay, and 10 or more new pots will be up for auction as well. Reserves at … Continue reading

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Still More New(Old) Pots up For Sale

More pots posted up on the “For Sale” page! Big names, Big pots! Zeshin, Shoseki, Koyo, Keizan, Tofukuji and Bushuan!! Click here to check them Out! For Sale

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More new(old) pots for Sale!

Another 30 or so lists today on the “For Sale” of the site. Many budget level Tokoname shohin pots with excellent patinas. Something for every budget! More still to come tomorrow, when I’ll be listing a couple of Tofukuji, super … Continue reading

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Pots From the Bushuan Kiln 4

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a rabid fan of the work of Shigeru Fukuda, who makes some spectacular bonsai pots under the trade name Bushuan. For a look back at some of the other Bushuan pots … Continue reading

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