• Ippodo Gallery is pleased to present another series of Magic of the Tea Bowl – Volume 2, an exhibition of...

    Ippodo Gallery is pleased to present another series of Magic of the Tea Bowl – Volume 2, an exhibition of tea bowls by seventeen respected artists: Yasushi Fujihira, Hideyuki Fujisawa, Noriyuki Furutani, Hiroshi Goseki, Tomoyuki Hoshino, Morimistu Hosokawa, Takeshi Imaizumi, Koichiro Isezaki, Yukiya Izumita, Tsubusa Kato, Kohei Nakamura, Mokichi Otsuka, Kai Tsujimura, Shiro Tsujimura, Yui Tsujimura, Koichi Uchida, and Kodai Ujiie.

     

    When you place a tea bowl in the palm of one's hand, all five senses become immediately activated. With your ability to feel the shape of the bowl and see the colors that transform in front of you, time and space disappear so that your soul can find respite from the ordinary day to day and feel the extraordinary power a tea bowl can offer.  

     

    Last year during the midst of the pandemic, Ippodo Gallery filled the void of our visitors with over one hundred tea bowls, which shined like the stars in the sky and kept our bond with each other from a distance. It became one of the most successful exhibits, so we are delighted to announce a sequel exhibition to continue the connection of the potter to the viewer. 

     

    This time, the gallery will feature a Japanese tea house designed by Shigeru Uchida. The architectural simplicity and refinement embody the spirit of the tea ceremony, offering a temporary space to escape from the complexities of daily life. The soft natural materials already evident in the construction of the teahouse echo in the additional accessories used for the tea ceremony, whether lacquer tea caddies, bamboo tea scoops, or fresh flowers amongst the ceramic art. The combination of our artists celebrates the spirit of circumspection and Japanese tea culture combined with true artistry. 

     

    We invite you to view our most recent tea bowl collection with exhibiting artist:

  • Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225) Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl - (C24225)

    Yasushi Fujihira

    Tea Bowl - (C24225)

    Yasushi Fujihira's (1963) work takes after his late father, Shin Fujihira. Yasushi's tea bowls are unique. The gold and silver coats take his work to another level. As most of his work uses rich, high silica content glazes, his work oozes attention and creates illustrious surfaces. His results are refreshingly individual and contemporary.

     

    • Yasushi Fujihira, Silver and Black Tea bowl, 2019
      Yasushi Fujihira, Silver and Black Tea bowl, 2019
    • Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl , 2018
      Yasushi Fujihira, Tea Bowl , 2018
    • Yasushi Fujihira Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Yasushi Fujihira
      Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Yasushi Fujihira Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Yasushi Fujihira
      Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Yasushi Fujihira Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Yasushi Fujihira
      Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Yasushi Fujihira Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Yasushi Fujihira
      Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Yasushi Fujihira, 茶盌
      Yasushi Fujihira, 茶盌
    • Yasushi Fujihira Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Yasushi Fujihira
      Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Yasushi Fujihira, 茶盌
      Yasushi Fujihira, 茶盌
  • Noriyuki Furutani, Tea bowl - (C23173P) Noriyuki Furutani, Tea bowl - (C23173P) Noriyuki Furutani, Tea bowl - (C23173P) Noriyuki Furutani, Tea bowl - (C23173P) Noriyuki Furutani, Tea bowl - (C23173P) Noriyuki Furutani, Tea bowl - (C23173P)

    Noriyuki Furutani

    Tea bowl - (C23173P)

    Noriyuki Furutani (1984) graduated from the Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2005. Two years later, he apprenticed under Takashi Nakazato, making ceramics at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado here in the United States. Currently residing in Shigaraki, Tenmoku Tea Bowls are his signature work. The hare's fur and oil spot glazing is thickly applied over a simple ceramic silhouette to create a beautiful, dark composition. The tenmoku glaze is incredibly sought after due to its complex technique and historical significance in central Asia, and Furutani has perfected his tenmoku formula. 

     

     
    • Noriyuki Furutani, Yuteki Tenmoku Tea Bowl
      Noriyuki Furutani, Yuteki Tenmoku Tea Bowl
    • Noriyuki Furutani, 桃銀天目茶盌
      Noriyuki Furutani, 桃銀天目茶盌
    • Noriyuki Furutani, 桃銀油滴天目茶盌
      Noriyuki Furutani, 桃銀油滴天目茶盌
    • Noriyuki Furutani, 桃銀油滴天目茶盌
      Noriyuki Furutani, 桃銀油滴天目茶盌
    • Noriyuki Furutani, 黄天目茶盌(穴窯焼成)- Yellow Tenmoku Tea Bowl (fired in anagama kiln)
      Noriyuki Furutani, 黄天目茶盌(穴窯焼成)- Yellow Tenmoku Tea Bowl (fired in anagama kiln)
  • Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP) Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP) Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP) Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP) Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP) Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP) Hiroshi Goseki, Tea bowl - (C24248NP)

    Hiroshi Goseki

    Tea bowl - (C24248NP)

    Hiroshi Goseki (1988) studied Bizenware under Living National Treasure Jun Isezaki, and as a result, his pieces reflect the spirit and spontaneous nature of a Bizen firing. The building method used is a unique combination of hand-building and wheel throwing, producing undulating edges and striking silhouettes. Through the wood fire, his pieces retain incredible colors of blue and red. 

     

     
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Black Katakuchi Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Black Katakuchi Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Black Katakuchi Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Black Katakuchi Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki Blue Yohen Black Tea Bowl - 蒼変黒茶盌 Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Blue Yohen Black Tea Bowl - 蒼変黒茶盌
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Tea Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Tea Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Tea Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Tea Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Vase
      Hiroshi Goseki, Blue Yohen Vase
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Hidasuki Tea Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Hidasuki Tea Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl - 桧山備前茶盌(筒型) Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl - 桧山備前茶盌(筒型)
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki, Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki Hiyama Bizen Jar Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Hiyama Bizen Jar
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl - 桧山備前茶盌 Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Hiyama Bizen Tea Bowl - 桧山備前茶盌
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 窯変茶盌
      Hiroshi Goseki, 窯変茶盌
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 緋欅削茶盌
      Hiroshi Goseki, 緋欅削茶盌
    • Hiroshi Goseki Hidasuki Tea Bowl - 緋襷茶盌 Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Hidasuki Tea Bowl - 緋襷茶盌
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki 緋襷茶盌 Hidasuki Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      緋襷茶盌 Hidasuki Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒削茶盌
      Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒削茶盌
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒削茶盌 - Blue and Black Shaved Tea Bowl
      Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒削茶盌 - Blue and Black Shaved Tea Bowl
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒水指
      Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒水指
    • Hiroshi Goseki Blue and Black Jar - 蒼変黒爪壺 Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Blue and Black Jar - 蒼変黒爪壺
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒茶盌, 2021
      Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒茶盌, 2021
    • Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒茶盌
      Hiroshi Goseki, 蒼変黒茶盌
    • Hiroshi Goseki Blue and Black Tea Bowl - 蒼変黒茶盌 Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      Blue and Black Tea Bowl - 蒼変黒茶盌
      Ceramic
    • Hiroshi Goseki 黒削茶盌 Ceramic
      Hiroshi Goseki
      黒削茶盌
      Ceramic
  • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193) Tomoyuki Hoshino, Tea bowl - (C24193)

    Tomoyuki Hoshino

    Tea bowl - (C24193)

    Tomoyuki Hoshino (1976) entered Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic School in 2005. He was apprenticed to prominent Kyoto ceramic artist Yuuichi Ikai, for two years, after which he launched his own kiln in 2007. The colored cotton candy pink porcelain is coated with a translucent sugar-like white glaze layer. Hoshino's take on the tea bowl is youthful and soft, inspired by the silhouettes of dancing women. 

    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Benihari Porcelain Tea Bowl
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Benihari Porcelain Tea Bowl
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Haze, 2021
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Haze, 2021
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Nerihari Water Jar
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Nerihari Water Jar
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino Neritsugi Tea Bowl Ceramic
      Tomoyuki Hoshino
      Neritsugi Tea Bowl
      Ceramic
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, Sugar Glazed Tea Bowl
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, ピンクグレージュ茶器
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, ピンクグレージュ茶器
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, ピンクグレージュ茶器
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, ピンクグレージュ茶器
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 糖衣碗
    • Tomoyuki Hoshino, 苺乳碗
      Tomoyuki Hoshino, 苺乳碗
  • Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP) Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP) Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP) Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP) Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP) Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP) Morimitsu Hosokawa, Tea bowl - (C24227NP)

    Morimitsu Hosokawa

    Tea bowl - (C24227NP)

    Morimitsu Hosokawa's (1972) ceramic work varies in its visual language. Starting before his renowned father, Morihiro Hosokawa, a former apprentice to Shiro Tsujimura, Morimitsu carefully considers each tea bowl’s surface and how glazes can enhance or hide the surface of the clay. 

     

     
    • Morimitsu Hosokawa, Ash Tea Bowl
      Morimitsu Hosokawa, Ash Tea Bowl
    • Morimitsu Hosokawa Black Raku Tea Bowl - 黒楽茶碗 Ceramic
      Morimitsu Hosokawa
      Black Raku Tea Bowl - 黒楽茶碗
      Ceramic
    • Morimitsu Hosokawa, Hakeme Flat Tea Bowl
      Morimitsu Hosokawa, Hakeme Flat Tea Bowl
    • Morimitsu Hosokawa Black Raku Tea Bowl - 黒楽茶碗 Ceramic
      Morimitsu Hosokawa
      Black Raku Tea Bowl - 黒楽茶碗
      Ceramic
  • Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326) Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326) Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326) Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326) Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326) Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326) Takeshi Imaizumi , Tea bowl - (C24326)

    Takeshi Imaizumi

    Tea bowl - (C24326)

    Takeshi Imaizumi (1978) majored in Political Science and Economics, but his true passion was making ceramics. While learning from traditional masterpieces from the Song Dynasty in China, Imaizumi’s work combines Tenmoku and Celadon. He experiments with new glaze formulations and firing techniques to create his unique styles. 

     

     
    • Takeshi Imaizumi, 白瓷茶盌
      Takeshi Imaizumi, 白瓷茶盌
    • Takeshi Imaizumi, 青瓷茶碗 - Blue Porcelain Tea Bowl
      Takeshi Imaizumi, 青瓷茶碗 - Blue Porcelain Tea Bowl
    • Takeshi Imaizumi, Blue Porcelain Tea Bowl - 青瓷茶碗
      Takeshi Imaizumi, Blue Porcelain Tea Bowl - 青瓷茶碗
    • Takeshi Imaizumi, Yohen Tenmoku Tea Bowl - 窯変天目茶碗
      Takeshi Imaizumi, Yohen Tenmoku Tea Bowl - 窯変天目茶碗
    • Takeshi Imaizumi, Blue Porcelain Tea Bowl - 翆青瓷茶碗
      Takeshi Imaizumi, Blue Porcelain Tea Bowl - 翆青瓷茶碗
    • Takeshi Imaizumi, Yohen Tenmoku Tea Bowl - 窯変天目茶碗
      Takeshi Imaizumi, Yohen Tenmoku Tea Bowl - 窯変天目茶碗
  • Koichiro Isezaki , Tea bowl - (C24279) Koichiro Isezaki , Tea bowl - (C24279) Koichiro Isezaki , Tea bowl - (C24279) Koichiro Isezaki , Tea bowl - (C24279) Koichiro Isezaki , Tea bowl - (C24279) Koichiro Isezaki , Tea bowl - (C24279)

    Koichiro Isezaki

    Tea bowl - (C24279)

    Koichiro Isezaki (1974) is the first son of Living National Treasure Jun Isezaki, and also carries on his generational ceramics practice of Bizen ware. While Koichiro Isezaki's pieces are ceramic, they always have a jagged, rugged rock-like feel, as if he chiseled them from stone. His works are profoundly unique yet unified by the Bizen characteristics they each hold. The rich and heavy clay he works with is the best clay his entire family has worked with for generations. 

     

     
    • Koichiro Isezaki Black Tea Bowl - 黒茶盌, 2019 Ceramic
      Koichiro Isezaki
      Black Tea Bowl - 黒茶盌, 2019
      Ceramic
    • Koichiro Isezaki, Black Tea Bowl, 2019
      Koichiro Isezaki, Black Tea Bowl, 2019
    • Koichiro Isezaki, Black Tea Bowl, 2020
      Koichiro Isezaki, Black Tea Bowl, 2020
    • Koichiro Isezaki, Hikidashi Black Tea Bowl, 2020
      Koichiro Isezaki, Hikidashi Black Tea Bowl, 2020
    • Koichiro Isezaki Tea bowl - 茶盌, 2022 Ceramic
      Koichiro Isezaki
      Tea bowl - 茶盌, 2022
      Ceramic
    • Koichiro Isezaki Tea bowl - 茶盌, 2021 Ceramic
      Koichiro Isezaki
      Tea bowl - 茶盌, 2021
      Ceramic
    • Koichiro Isezaki, Tea bowl - 茶盌 , 2022
      Koichiro Isezaki, Tea bowl - 茶盌 , 2022
  • Yukiya Izumita, Tea bowl - (C24287)

    Yukiya Izumita

    Tea bowl - (C24287)

    Yukiya Izumita (1966) began his career training under Gakuho Shimodake in Kokuji-Ware in 1992. Afterward, in 1995, Izumita went on to open his studio in Noda Village, Iwate Prefecture. Tohoku, in Northeast Japan, is known for its very severe weather; because of this Izumita became inspired by the coastal winds and the endurance found in seaside culture. His works contain a signature folding technique.

    • Yukiya Izumita, Crack tea bowl, 2021
      Yukiya Izumita, Crack tea bowl, 2021
    • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Tea Bowl, 2021
      Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Tea Bowl, 2021
    • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Tea Bowl, 2021
      Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Tea Bowl, 2021
  • Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP) Tsubusa Kato, Tea bowl - (C24284NP)

    Tsubusa Kato

    Tea bowl - (C24284NP)

    Tsubusa Kato (1962) was born into a family with a history of pottery making that stretches back to the Momoyama Period (1573-1615) and picked up the art form at a young age and built his kiln in Tomoka-chō, exhibited it at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exposition, and continues to produce his avant-garde razor sharp ceramic sculptures and free-spirited tea wares.

     
    • Tsubusa Kato, 染付茶盌 - Blue and White Tea Bowl
      Tsubusa Kato, 染付茶盌 - Blue and White Tea Bowl
    • Tsubusa Kato, 染付茶盌 - Blue and White Tea Bowl
      Tsubusa Kato, 染付茶盌 - Blue and White Tea Bowl
    • Tsubusa Kato, 青白磁茶盌
      Tsubusa Kato, 青白磁茶盌
  • Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290) Kohei Nakamura , Tea bowl - (C24290)

    Kohei Nakamura

    Tea bowl - (C24290)

    Kohei Nakamura (1948) is the third son of the famed potter Baizan Nakamura. After graduating from the sculpture department at the Tama University of Art, he honed his skill with years of practice. Recently he’s channeling the spirits of ancient chawan makers and succeeding in spades. Here are two examples, a large ‘deep-well’ Ido chawan and a very Chojiro-Esque Black Raku.

     

     

    • Kohei Nakamura, 粉引茶碗
      Kohei Nakamura, 粉引茶碗
    • Kohei Nakamura, カセ釉黒楽茶碗
      Kohei Nakamura, カセ釉黒楽茶碗
  • Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232) Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232) Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232) Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232) Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232) Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232) Mokichi Otsuka, Tea bowl - (C24232)

    Mokichi Otsuka

    Tea bowl - (C24232)

    Mokichi Otsuka (1956) completed his studies in painting in 1981 and moved to Faenza, Italy, in 1994, deepening his course of study by graduating in Ceramic Art at the National Institute of Art and Ceramics G.Ballardini of Faenza in 1999. His father-in-law, Seizo Hayashiya, is the famed scholar in tea bowls. Otsuka moves beyond tea bowls to create a range of artworks with diligent and passionate work, such as cat sculptures. 

     
    • Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
      Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
    • Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
      Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
    • Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
      Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
    • Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
      Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗
    • Mokichi Otsuka Tea Bowl - 茶碗 Ceramic
      Mokichi Otsuka
      Tea Bowl - 茶碗
      Ceramic
    • Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗 Tea Bowl, 2018
      Mokichi Otsuka, 茶碗 Tea Bowl, 2018
    • Mokichi Otsuka Tea Bowl (Grey) - 茶碗(グレー) Ceramic
      Mokichi Otsuka
      Tea Bowl (Grey) - 茶碗(グレー)
      Ceramic
  • Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104) Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104) Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104) Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104) Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104) Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104) Kai Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24104)

    Kai Tsujimura

    Tea bowl - (C24104)

    Kai Tsujimura (1976) studied under his father, the famed potter Shiro Tsujimura. Kai Tsujimura then embarked on an independent career in 2001, building his own home and tunnel kiln in the hills of historic Nara Prefecture. As the youngest Tsujimura, he works in multiple genres like his father, including rough-hewn, natural-glazed Iga ware; white-slip kohiki; and painted translucent-glazed e-garatsu ware. 

     

     

    • Kai Tsujimura, Hakeme Tea Bowl
      Kai Tsujimura, Hakeme Tea Bowl
    • Kai Tsujimura, 伊賀茶碗
      Kai Tsujimura, 伊賀茶碗
    • Kai Tsujimura, 備前ぐい呑
      Kai Tsujimura, 備前ぐい呑
    • Kai Tsujimura, 志野茶碗
      Kai Tsujimura, 志野茶碗
    • Kai Tsujimura, 志野茶碗
      Kai Tsujimura, 志野茶碗
  • Shiro Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C8585) Shiro Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C8585) Shiro Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C8585) Shiro Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C8585)

    Shiro Tsujimura

    Tea bowl - (C8585)

    Shiro Tsujimura (1947) began his artistic career studying oil painting; however, he became disillusioned during this process and eventually abandoned the idea. Inspired by a classic Ido tea bowl from the Folk Museum in Japan, Tsujimura embarked on the journey of ceramic arts. He is known widely known as a master of pottery as his ceramic works reflect a level of sophistication and return to nature in the various clay bodies and glazes, he uses.

     
     
  • Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109) Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109) Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109) Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109) Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109) Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109) Yui Tsujimura, Tea bowl - (C24109)

    Yui Tsujimura

    Tea bowl - (C24109)

    Yui Tsujimura (1975) is the elder of two sons of one of the most sought-after potters in Japan, Shiro Tsujimura. He and his brother learned the ceramic fundamentals and discipline from their father. Yui Tsujimura focuses on mastering a traditional technique using unglazed stoneware from early medieval Sue ware, which uses feldspar-rich clay from Shigaraki and Iga. He is known for his elegant use of natural ash glaze from natural pine. The blown ash forms green and blue markings, which appear like crystals in a cave, creating a sense of airiness and breath within his tea bowls. 

     

    • Yui Tsujimura White Shino Tea Bowl - 白志野筒茶盌 Ceramic
      Yui Tsujimura
      White Shino Tea Bowl - 白志野筒茶盌
      Ceramic
    • Yui Tsujimura White Shino Tea Bowl - 白志野筒茶盌 Ceramic
      Yui Tsujimura
      White Shino Tea Bowl - 白志野筒茶盌
      Ceramic
    • Yui Tsujimura, 白志野茶盌
      Yui Tsujimura, 白志野茶盌
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