Thursday, January 11, 2018
Onta Yaki is Folk Pottery or Mingei. It is the very essence of "Mingei" as all the work is done manually from start to finish. It is a community effort, from digging the clay, to purifying it and producing it. Onta potters do not mark their work with anything but 小鹿田 (Onta).
Friday, December 29, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
National Potteries Corporation AKA Napco originated in 1938 Bedford, OH
Moved to Florida in 1984 concentrating on floral items.
Family owned business of the Naito family of Portland, OR. Incorporated in 1958 as Norcrest China Company.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Vocabulary when searching for Japanese Ceramics *I will be adding to this list Dating ( 江戸) Edo Period (1603-1868) (江戸 前期) Early Edo per...
Kutani ware is from Ishikawa Prefecture. The markings are usually in red. For more information on Kutani try: http://www.kutani.co.jp/en...
Aritayaki (or also known as Imari named after the port by which it was exported) is made in Arita, Saga Prefecture. There are many styles...
There is a lot of confusion on the various marks used by the Fukagawa Seiji and Koransha companies over the years. When you check out the va...