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Koito Taizan

Koito Taizan was born Nagakura Saburo in 1911 and died in 1997.  The Koito-yaki kiln was one of old kilns in Japan, and first opened in the Edo period, Kanei era(1624-1643).  Before the war, Koito Taizan returned to his hometown … Continue reading

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Kutani Aritomo

Kutani Aritomo was born in Hokkaido in 1984, making him 31 years old this year.   Once we take a look at his work, you’ll see that that is very relevant. Aritomo earned degrees from the Hokkaido University of Education … Continue reading

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Pot in Process, and, A Correction

I happened upon this article yesterday and thought it was worth a share. The article depicts a much featured potter on the blog, and his process in carving pots from a single block of clay. First up, a correction. Japanese … Continue reading

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An Interesting Surprise?

Last month I received a group of pots I had purchased from Japan in a lot, nothing special, just 10 pots sold as a group that looked decent. I didn’t look too closely before I purchased them, because, well, cheap. … 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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Seifu Yohei(清風与平)

Seifu Yohei comes from a long line of Kyoto area potters and painters. He was the 4th generation of the Yohei pottery line, currently in the 5th, and lived from 1921 to 1991. The first generation lived from 1803-1863, just … Continue reading

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Kiln Openings I’d Buy Tickets To

I’ve seen much recently about kiln openings here in the states being great events, and the best place to get first dibs on a potter’s work. Notably, Ron Lang holds kiln opening events, and I’m sure they’re great…such an event, … Continue reading

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