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Kimata Kaoru

Born in Kagoshima and educated in Kobe, Kimata Kaoru's entry into the world of ceramics started with her apprenticeship to the craftsman Okamoto Sakurei at Sakurei kiln in Karatsu.
Now producing at her own climbing kiln high in the mountains of Hyogo prefecture, Kimata's works display the age-old characteristics inherent in Karatsu ware, infused with her own creative spirit.
"Movement within stability" is one way to describe her atmospheric pieces. The pieces are fired at a very high temperature, allowing the glaze to run freely, right to its ultimate limit. The path of the glaze over the quiet, natural background results in a feeling of energy which is refreshing and soothing at the same time. Such a dynamic technique is difficult to execute and has its risks, but the finished effect makes the effort very worthwhile.
Kimata Kaoru
Ms. Kimata Kaoru
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi SOLD
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi
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Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi SOLD
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi SOLD
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi

Dobin teapot
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Madara Karatsu dobin teapot by Kimata Kaoru
Dobin teapot
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Madara Karatsu dobin teapot by Kimata Kaoru
Dobin teapot SOLD

 

Guinomi (sake cups)
Katakuchi sake pourer
Katakuchi sake pourer
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Madara Karatsu tokkuri
Tokkuri sake bottle
Madara Karatsu tokkuri
Tokkuri sake bottle
Karatsu kohiki tokkuri
Tokkuri sake bottle
Karatsu guinomi
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Karatsu guinomi
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Omodakamon ekaratsu guinomi
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Kawakujira guinomi

Karatsu guinomi
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Karatsu guinomi
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Soumon ekaratsu guinomi


Muji Karatsu (Muji garatsu) guinomi
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Karatsu guinomi

Karatsu guinomi


Karatsu guinomi




Hashimoto Daisuke

Hashimoto Daisuke is a promising young potter who was born in 1972, in Kyoto, Japan. He works from his own kiln in Otsu city, Shiga prefecture, producing original pieces to a high standard. He specializes in Tenmoku items which are offered at an affordable price due to his young age.
Please note that the color of these beautiful items is very difficult to represent in photos as the glaze reflects the light and can look quite different according to the angle and the computer color setting.
Mr. Hashimoto Daisuke

Sake cups


Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke

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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Katakuchi sake pourer
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto DaisukeSOLD
Teaware
Tenmoku houhin
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Tenmoku teacup assortment
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tenmoku wan by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku yunomi tea cup


Tenmoku yunomi tea cup
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Tenmoku yunomi tea cup
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Kawaguchi Soichi

Kawaguchi Soichi was born in Tokyo and trained in Echizen pottery village. Upon graduating as a research scholar at Ibaraki Prefecture Ceramics Technology Office he became an independent potter in Kasama, Ibaraki prefecture. This craftsman's technique and artistic skill enables him to produces very unique and eye-catching pieces.

Kasama yaki leaf patterned stone guinomi

Guinomi (sake cup) SOLD

Kasama yaki leaf patterned stone tokkuri
Sake bottle SOLD

 

 


Ohnuki Hiroyuki
Ohnuki Hiroyuki was born in Mito-city, Ibaraki-pref. After graduating from the Design Department of Tokyo Zokei University, he studied at the Ibaraki prefecture Ceramic Guidance Center. In 1995 he became an independent potter in Kasama, Ibaraki prefecture. His workshop is called "Studio Oak".His eye-catching bold colorful designs charm a great number of people.


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