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The Sake Vessel - Contemporary Interpretations

International Sakeware Exhibition

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The Sake Vessel - Contemporary Interpretations International Sakeware Exhibition

We are delighted to announce a major international invitational exhibition curated by American ceramic artist Lucien M. Koonce

36 world class potters from Japan, USA, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. The largest assembled collection of museum quality work ever seen in the UK. 

Many artists exhibiing their work in the UK for the first time.

 

Exhibiton released online for viewing and purchase from 7pm November 15th 2019

Opening in the gallery on November 16th, 5 - 7 pm

The gallery will open on Sunday 17th, 24th November & Sunday 1st December 2019 for this exhibtion

 

Runs until December 4th

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NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI 'Zuikei jien-The ceramic park of auspicious scenery-' Yoca Muta solo exhibition

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NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI 

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI main store art department

2019/5/22~2019/5/28

Main buillding 6F art square, 1F center hall

1-4-1, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

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-New stage of Kutani- group exhibition by Dancing Kutani and Kudo studio

-New stage of Kutani- group exhibition by Dancing Kutani and Kudo studio

2019/5/11~2019/6/9

Vima House, No. 153, Yonglong Road, Dali District, Taichung City

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Artist, Mai Kitai, Sakura Oishi, Mako Kawakami, Rieko Kawabata, Yukiko Ito, Yoca Muta, Takeshi Kudo, Sadako Kudo

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Gallery Tosei  Yoca Muta solo exhibition

'Yamaname, Hanahami, Umiwohosu'-lick mountain, eat flowers, drinkup ocean-

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Gallery Tosei Yoca Muta solo exhibition 'Yamaname, Hanahami, Umiwohosu'-lick mountain, eat flowers, drinkup ocean-

5[Wed]-11[Tue], December
10am-8pm



Gallery tosei, 12F North building, Daimaru Shinsaibashi branch

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Art space Kingyo Kukan, Yoca muta solo exhibition

​​Art space Kingyo Kukan, Yoca muta solo exhibition

3th[sat]Nov-2th[sun]Dec, 2018
13:00-18:00pm, closed Mon&Tuesday

https://www.facebook.com/Kingyokookan/

https://www.instagram.com/kingyokookan/

Tel: 02-25505818, 0975-123960   chin_to_sia@yahoo.co.jp

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VOLTA 14 GALLERY KOGURE

VOLTA 14 GALLERY KOGURE

11th[mon]-16th[sut], June, 2018

preview 11th 10am-14pm Invitation only.

 

ELSÄSSERSTRASSE 215, 4056 BASEL, Switzerland

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SAKE 2017 Schaller Gallery

SAKE 2017 Schaller Gallery

Artful Ambiance: Contemporary Saké Vessels with Character
Curated by Lucien Koonce

Curatorial Statement:

Sake, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, has been one of Japan’s most ceremonious beverages since the 1300’s. Today, sake consumption is enjoying a global expansion, with breweries opening throughout North and South America, China, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Clay as a material for making utilitarian objects has been in existence since around 14,000 BC, beginning in East Asia, which includes China and Japan. The Japanese culture surrounding sake consumption developed vessels specifically for the pouring and drinking of this beverage.

The terms guinomi (cups) and tokkuri (flasks) are most synonymous with shuki (sake ware) and the drinking of sake. The viewer, when looking at all the various styles of work, may ask, “What’s the criteria for a good sake vessel”? First and foremost, the bulk of an answer centers on how drawn one is to the aesthetics of a particular piece. Of course, one can’t escape competency by the maker regarding the weight, its balance when held and, in a cup, how it feels against the lips. None-the-less, the character of a vessel makes the overall experience unique and special, providing an artful ambience to any setting. Robert Yellin, considered to be one of the most noteworthy authorities on Japanese ceramic sake vessels, states: “Some things in life have a natural charm, the ability to draw you in and absorb your attention to the exclusion of all else, if even for only a few moments. The combination of good sake and . . . yakimono (pottery) is one such simple joy. Although there is much more to yakimono than only tokkuri (flasks) and guinomi (cups), the overlap of this special niche of the pottery world with the world of sake buzzes with a magic all its own.”

This exhibition seeks to expose the viewer to only a smattering of the ceramic sake vessels being made by contemporary artists throughout the world. While demonstrating the aesthetic diversity among sake ware being made today, the intent is showcasing the unity brought forth by a single passion: the love of making shuki. Kanpai!

- Lucien Koonce


Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th at 6pm
Exhibition goes online: Tuesday, October 10th at Noon EST
USA

Joe Bruhin, Peter Callas, Robert Fornell, Ron Hand, Mitch Iburg, Lucien Koonce, Dick Lehman, Joe McCaffrey, Kristin MullerTim Rowan, Akira Satake, Jeff Shapiro, Mike Weber

New Zealand

Elena Renker, Aaron Scythe

Denmark

Anne Mette Hjortshoj

UK

Eddie Curtis, Margaret Curtis, Lisa Hammond, Phil Rogers

Spain

Encarna Soler Peris

Japan

John Dix, Tomoo Hamada, Asato Ikeda, Osamu Inayoshi, Shinsuke Iwami, Mami Kato, Ken Matsuzaki, Hiromi MatzukawaShozo Michikawa, Yoca Muta, Higashida Shigemasa

Sweden

David Louveau

Korea

Lee Kanghyo

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Sato Memorial Museum

Sato Memorial Museum

Tradition and Creation -The leaders of contemporary Kutani-

2017/10/7~2017/12/3

〒930-0081 1-33 honmaru, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken, Japan

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Gallery SUKI     Animal exhibition

KAGA NO HITOTACHI -ceramists from kaga-

2017/8/12~2017/8/27

opening party, 12th, sat. 7-9pm.

GALLERY SUKI

105,Shimizu, Takayamachi, Konanshi, Aichi, JAPAN

〒483-8061

Open wed.-sun.

[artists]

Hiromi Itabashi, Sakura Oishi, Rieko Kawabata, Yuma Takahashi, Naoto Tabata, Hidenori Tsumori, Keita Matsunaga,

Kayoko Mizumoto, Yuichi Yanai, Mari Yoshimura,Yoca Muta

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NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI 'Hikari no kuni -The land of light-' Yoca Muta solo exhibition

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI Sake ware exhibition

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI main store art department

2016/12/21~2016/12/27

Main buillding 6F art square, 1F center hall

1-4-1, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

New Sake cups of 110 ceramic artists from master to young will be exhibited.

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Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Sake ware exhibition

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI Sake ware exhibition

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI main store art department

2016/12/21~2016/12/27

Main buillding 6F art square, 1F center hall

1-4-1, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

New Sake cups of 110 ceramic artists from master to young will be exhibited.

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 SHUHALLY  Gosai no onna tachi x Kazumichi Maruoka

Gosai no onna tachi x Kazumichi Maruoka -skull subject ceramic with Kutani painting-

2016/12/9~2016/12/11

SHUHALLY

Room506, Yokohamakannnai, le jardin, Matsubun buillding, 1-3-18, okinacho, Chuoku, Yokohamashi, Kanagawa, JAPAN

〒231-0028

https://shuhally.jp

[Artists]

Kazumichi maruoka, Yukiko Ito, Mai Kitai, Rieko Kawabata, Mako Kawakami, Sakura oishi, Yoca Muta

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Gallery SUKI     Animal exhibition

Animal exhibition

2016/12/3~2016/12/18

GALLERY SUKI

105,Shimizu, Takayamachi, Konanshi, Aichi, JAPAN

〒483-8061

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Gallery Suki      Eto ehhibition

Eto"Bird" exhibition

2016/12/3~2016/12/18

GALLERY SUKI

105,Shimizu, Takayamachi, Konanshi, Aichi, JAPAN

〒483-8061

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Yu-yu-sha gallery  china painters’ art exhibition

THE IROE exhibition

2016/11/5~2016/11/20

YAKATA YUSAI

2-4-17, Kamiosaki, Shinagawaku, Tokyo, JAPAN

〒141-0021

【artists】

Hideaki Suzuki, Kazuhiro Shimo, Mikiko Tomita, Yoca Muta

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Yu-yu-sha gallery  china painters’ art exhibition

china painters’ art exhibition

2016/7/15~2016/7/27

Yu-yu-sha gallery

99-3, Ogute, Hajodo, Kariya, Aichi, JAPAN

〒448-0804 

【artists】

Kasumi ueba, Ku-nyo, Yoca muta, Mari Yoshimura

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PARAMITA MUSEUM 

The 11th PARAMITA CERAMIC GRAND PRIZE EXHIBITION

The 11th PARAMITA CERAMIC GRAND PRIZE EXHIBITION

PARAMITA MUSEUM  The 11th PARAMITA CERAMIC GRAND PRIZE EXHIBITION

2016/6/23~2016/7/31

21-6, Matsugaecho, Obaneen, Komono-cho, Miegun, Mie, JAPAN
〒510-1245

〔Artists〕

Takeshi Imaizumi, Taizo Kuroda, Tetsu suzuki, Tomomi Tanaka, Hiroshi Nakada, Yoca Muta

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Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi M³ Mirai×Mitsukoshi×Musubu

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI M³ Mirai×Mitsukoshi×Musubu

NIHONBASHI MITSUKOSHI main store art department

2016/6/29~2016/7/5

Main buillding 6F art square, 1F center hall

1-4-1, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

[artists]
2D: Shigemi Aoki, Takuya Osawa, Ayana Otake, Toru Otsuki, Yuu Kawashima, Kanako kinuya, Kenta Nakajima, Mariko Fukushima
3D: Hayato Sawada, Akio Niisato, Sonoko Nukaga, Tomoichi Fujita, Yoca Muta, Mari Yoshimura

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