Category Archives: Modern Potters

New Pots Up for Sale!!!

After 6 months of hoarding, more than 50 pots now going up for sale on the For Sale page here at the site! I’ve listed 30 today and will list the rest tomorrow. You can check them out by clicking … Continue reading

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Matsumoto Shouseki(松本松石)

Born Haruyoshi Matsumoto(松本治義)in 1940 in Shizuouka prefecture, Matsumoto Shouseki has been making Bonsai pottery, beginning as a hobby, since 1958. He was a new art exhibition co-winner in 1975, and has exhibited several times at the Shohin Kobachi Exhibition. Initially … Continue reading

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Shun(俊)

Born in 1940, Shigetoshi Yamada makes and paints pots under the trade name Shun(俊). He started creating bonsai as a hobby in 1975, and first began making pottery at a Fuji City Museum pottery class in 1992. By 1995 he … Continue reading

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Hikosanjin(彦山人)

The full name of his kiln is 久保田彦山人(Kubota Hikosanjin), and he was born 久保田信彦(Kubota Shingen) in 1933, in Chiba prefecture. Hikosanjin has been painting and making bonsai pots since the 1970’s and is especially well known for painted celadon and … Continue reading

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Painted Pots from Shunka Seizan(Update 5/11)

A while ago, I posted pots from my collection of Shunka Seizans. The original post can be found here: Shunka Shozan(駿河政山) They were all kiln change glazes, very Tofukujiesque. Around 6 months ago, painted pots from this talented potter began … Continue reading

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Kutani Ikko(久谷一向)

I haven’t been able to find much biographical information on Kutani Ikko, but it seems no one else has any either, either in the West or in Japan! But, I have a little information, so here goes. His given name … Continue reading

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Glazed Pots by Zyubei 2

I did a post featuring pots by Zyubei nearly 2 years ago, and got a lot of feedback on his pots, even some requests to procure a few! So, I figured the time is right to show off the work … Continue reading

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From My Collection 15

A few new pots have made it to, and from, my shelves in the last couple of months, so let’s have a look. So, this one isn’t really from my collection, but as it is passing through my hands today, … Continue reading

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Takao Koyo(高雄香葉)

The Kyoto region has had more than its fair share of outstanding potters! In the last two posts, we looked at one of them, Tsukinowa Yusen, and we’ve mentioned Ino Shukuho and Heian Tofujuki before, of course. In today’s post, … Continue reading

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Tsukinowa Yusen Part 2

So, this is part 2 of the masterpiece pottery of Tsukinowa Yusen. Glazed and Unglazed Yusen A typical celadon glazed Yusen, with clean lines and a very thick glaze, which softens the edges quite a bit. Another porcelain unpainted Yusen, … Continue reading

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