Akiko Hirai: Dobin Black
Akiko Hirai: Box Man 5
Akiko Hirai: Tea Bowl Black
Akiko Hirai: Newt Bowls
Nagae Shigekazu: Forms in succession #9
Nagae Shigekazu: Forms in succession #8
Nishikata Ryota, Yozutsumi (Nightfall) (via Collect 2010: May 14-17, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK: Toku Art -Contemporary Japanese Ceramics & Applied Arts)
I saw this piece at Collect in May and it’s beautiful, definitely worth clicking through to see at high resolution. This bowl is made of copper and the inside is gilded with silver. The outside has this beautiful bluey indigo patina where Nishikata has accentuated the texture on the copper by applying liver of sulphur then rubbing it back, then boiled in a solution to create the beautiful blue colour (via).
Born in 1974 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, Yoichiro Kamei is one of the most appreciated young ceramic artists. With more than 10 solo exhibitions had in the past ten years - in Kyoto, Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka and Faenza, he was awarded Merit Prize at the 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale in 2004.
In 2010 he received the Kyoto City Artist Prize, which is one of the most valuable Japanese art awards.
Yoichiro Kamei: Lattice Receptacle #12
Yoichiro Kamei: Lattice Receptacle #11
Yoichiro Kamei: Lattice Receptacle #10
Yoichiro Kamei: Lattice Receptacle #9