Thursday, January 11, 2018

ONTA YAKI-(小鹿田焼) Ceramics of Oita Prefecture

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, October 27, 2017

Napco and Norcrest Imports

NAPCO
National Potteries Corporation AKA Napco originated in 1938 Bedford, OH
Moved to Florida in 1984 concentrating on floral items.




NORCREST IMPORTS

Family owned business of the Naito family of Portland, OR. Incorporated in 1958 as Norcrest China Company.










Monday, October 9, 2017

Aoba Gama-Ceramics of Ehime Prefecture

Aoba Gama is the kiln of Aoba Taiichi. His works vary in style, my favorite being his celadon works.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/aobagama/photos/



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yamaguchi Toki 山口陶器

This red Yamaguchi Toki is found on Chinese style 
wares. 

I believe this mark is also associated with Yamaguchi Toki




Yamaguchi Toki also made the Jyoto china wares 






Monday, July 17, 2017

Living National Treasures (LNT)

Living National Treasures (LNT) Ceramics


http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/living-natl-treasures.htm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Living_National_Treasures_of_Japan_(crafts)

http://galleryjapan.com/locale/en_US/work/list/?subject_category=1&kokuhou_flag=1

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-5-japanese-ceramicists-who-are-living-national-treasures

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2004/08/11/arts/national-treasures-of-bizen-ware-pots/#.WWyvmrEpChA