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TITLE: Koie Ryoji in USA - Made in New Jersey
$30.00
  • Published by Yamaki Art Gallery, 2004
  • 250 x 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 52 pages, 118 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • In 2001, the internationally renowned Koie Ryoji, along with the recently deceased Peter Voulkos and four other acclaimed American ceramists, held a pottery workshop at potter Peter Callas' workshop in New Jersey. This volume exhibits the 118 works, ranging from tsubo (jars), vases, mizusashi (fresh-water jars), bowls, plates, guinomi and chawan (teabowls), made during that brief time, all in color, along with photographs of the artists working together at the workshop. Includes brief English introduction to each artist, along with descriptions of ceramic workshops, public collections and exhibitions overseas.

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Koyama-Fujio-Potters-Dream.jpg TITLE: Koyama Fujio, a Potter's Dream
$43.00
  • Published by Asahi Shimbunsha, 2003
  • 221 mm X 298 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 194 pages, 166 photos (color and B&W )
  • Language Japanese only (captions and list of works in English )
  • Koyama Fujio (1900-1975) was a fine potter as well as prolific scholar. He was responsible for much research done on Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics as well as revitalizing the Tanegashima pottery tradition. This exhibition catalog looks at his life and 65 of the ancient works he collected and wrote about. Also included are works by famous potters associated with Koyama, including Kawakita Handeshi, Rosanjin, Kaneshige Toyo, Kato Tokuro and others. Of course there are also color photos of Koyama's varied works as well. Captions to photos and list of works in Japanese and English. All essays and biography in Japanese only.

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Toh-Vol-88-Kurouemon-Kumano-TN.jpg TITLE: Kurouemon Kumano
Toh Vol. 88

$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1993
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 22 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of the 100 Toh Series, Volume 88 introduces the works of "The Bear of Echizen," Kuroemon Kumano. He works within the Echizen tradition yet is not bound by it. He also creates his original Kuma-Shino wares in his anagama. The opening essay is by Kusaomi Kuroda, the next page shows Kumano's kiln and a great photo of him stoking the kiln. The flames leap out like a dragon feeding on the log. The photography is especially good in this book -- done by Kumano's friend Sudo Norio, the photography shows the kiln after firing, works in natural settings, life shots, and examples of Kumano's bold calligraphy.

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Toh-Vol-29-Masanao-Kaneta-2.jpg TITLE: Masanao Kaneta
Toh Vol. 29

$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1992
  • 232 X 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 34 photos (Color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of 100-book series entitled "The Best Selections of Contemporary Ceramics in Japan," Volume 29 focuses on the work of Hagi's Kaneta Masanao. Kaneta is a celebrated potter for his sculptural forms using a hollowing out technique called kuri-nuki. Opening one-page essay by Kaneko Kenji of the Tokyo National Museum of Art followed by 40 color photos of Kaneta's Hagi creations. List of works and biography conclude the book.

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Toh-Vol-10-Michio-Koinuma-May-6.jpg TITLE: Michio Koinuma, Toh Vol. 10
$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1992
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 43 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of a 100-volume series titled "Toh,"(Ceramics), this volume is devoted to the potter Koinuma Michio. Koinuma's works capture the beauty of Asian aesthetics as confronted with a contemporary sensibility. Featuring works, mainly tsubo (jars/vases) made during the years 1985-1991, this book also features hanaike (flower vases) and chawan (tea bowls), 43 pieces all together in color photographs. Also contains summary, work lists, and artist profile in English.

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Izumofutoki-Ceramic-Art-Mihara-Ken.jpg TITLE: Mihara Ken
Izumofutoki - Ceramic Art of Mihara Ken in the Four Seasons of Izumo

$45.00
  • Published by Coherence, 2003
  • 200 X 245 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 88 pages, 56 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • A beautiful picture essay book of the works of Izumo-based ceramic artist Mihara Ken. Izumo is the ancient name for a regional area in Shimane prefecture. The book shows Mihara's works in a variety of natural and indoor settings, accompanied by brief essays about the ancient folk tales and Shinto myths of the Izumo region. Brief essays include "The Ceramist of Izumo," "One Study of Mihara's Work," and "The Path to My ceramics." All color photos of 56 works. Biography and list of works (Japanese only) conclude the book.

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TITLE: Ceramic Standard: The Works of Mori Masahiro
$48.00
  • Published by Petit Grand Publishing, 2005
  • 183 x 245mm
  • Soft cover
  • 160 pages, 189 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese(some English )
  • Mori Masahiro has led Japanese ceramics for half a century, especially with his original designs. Features 189 of his works, including the G-style shoyu (soy sauce) pitcher, a representative Mori work. Fully covers the artist�fs aesthetics of design as a means of reaching a quotidian lifestyle. English summary attached.

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Toh-Vol-49-Togaku-Mori.jpg TITLE: Mori Togaku
Toh Vol. 49

$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1992
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 38 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of 100-book series entitled "The Best Selections of Contemporary Ceramics in Japan," Volume 49 focuses on the work of Bizen's Mori Togaku. Opening essay by Tanina Yozo, then 42 works all in color dating from 1971-1991, and photos of Mori and his kiln. Captions, list of works, and biography in Japanese and English.

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