Japanese ceramics have a tradition that date back centuries and
have held a particular fascination for western potters and ceramic
artists. Traditional japanese Raku-ware and Anagama-ware have been
accepted by American and European potters and collectors alike.
bowl and tea ceremony have gained wide-spread interest.
Japanese ceramics, some dating back hundreds of years, have also
found their way onto the Net.
Society of Japan is a good starting point for information
on contemporary Japanese ceramics. It includes the Journal
of the Ceramics Society of Japan and a Japanese
ceramics mailing list.
Another Japanese ceramics site is Kutani Pottery.
This type of work dates back to the 17th century. This site, from
the Houshi Museum, has information on a small number of well known
Japanese potters woking in this tradition.
is a contemporary Japanese ceramic artist that works in the Shigaraki
style. Anagama: Wood-fired
Stoneware from Shigaraki is a site dedicated to the Japanese
firting technique Anagama. Japanese artists can be seen here alongside
works of westerners working in the anagama technique, including
employs the austere and native forms of richly textured traditional
Bizen pottery to create playful sculptural assemblages that reflects
his environmental concerns. He works in Bizen tradition but has
deveropment a contemporary language in sculptural works which links
his own lineage with life today.
XII stems from a long line of traditional Japanese masters
and makes traditional Japanese pottery -- 'Hagi Yaki '.