Friday, March 23, 2012
MASHIKO YAKI (益子焼き)-Ceramics of Tochigi Prefecture
SHIMAOKA TATSUZO (島岡達三) 1919-2007
Living National Treasure (LNT Ningen Kokuho 1996) Mashiko, for his cord-marked ceramics with slip inlay. He apprenticed with Shoji Hamada.
These three cups are unmarked but by every indication are the work of Shimaoka Tatsuzo. Although most of his works are marked with the タ mark, according to an expert in Japanese ceramics (RY) there are pieces, especially those of his earlier years, that are unmarked. These are most likely from the 1970's.
HAMADA SHINSAKU (second son of Shoji Hamada) 1929~
(Most likely-no box or mark)
MURATA GEN (村田元) 1904-1988
Murata Gen is one of the greatest Mashiko potters. He studied with Hamada Shoji.
HASEGAWA TSUGIO (長谷川つぎお)