Japanese Ceramics release - Coming Friday 23rd July 2021 - 7pm BST

Japanese Ceramics release - Coming Friday 23rd July 2021 - 7pm BST

Beautiful new works being released this week including pieces from the hugely sought after Toru Ichikawa

New works being released this week from Toru Ichikawa, Masamichi Yoshikawa, Asato Ikeda and dear friend of the gallery Lucien M. Koonce.

We are very excited to be debuting the work of Toru Ichikawa this week.  Ichikawa san studied under Kakurezaki Ryuichi, senior Bizen potter who in turn studied under the legendary Isezaki Jun who was made a National living Treasure in 2004.  It's certain to say that Ichikawa has taken tradition and challenged it to endless new possibilities.  His bold use of colour, form and surface decoration has seen him climb to the 'most wanted' list of many collectors both in Japan and overseas.  We are delighted to show his first collection of work here at the gallery this week.

Due to the popularity of Masamichi Yoshikawa's sublime and museum quality offerings in our exhibition 'Treasures of Japan' last year, we are delighted to say that we have a large collection of new sake wares becoming available this Friday.  Work featuring his restrained simple seiji and copper to bold expressive works with his signature cobalt artist marks will be available.

Asato Ikeda makes a welcome return with his spiraling forms in porcelain, including new round bottomed guinomi, katakuchi and pieces larger than we have shown before.

Last but by no means least - Lucien Koonce chose The Stratford Gallery to show his first new works in some 18 months.  His tell tale kurinuki forms are instantly recognisable as are the deep and intriguing decorative features of his multi wood fired works.  New sake pourers, cups and chawan will be available.

Announcement

Announcement

'Generations, Father & Son' - New Exhibition of Japanese Ceramics - Coming November 2021

All across Japan rght now, eight families are preparing and firing work for this important exhibition exploring Japanese family ceramic legacies.   Full line up to be announced later this summer. 

We can realese now that Hagi potter and gallery favourite, Kiyoshi Yamato and his son Keita, will be amongst those participating.  Here is Keita san feeding his 登窯, noborigama or climbing kiln, ready to accept new work he has made for this exhibition.

It will certainly serve as an important opportunity to learn about family ceramic legacies in Japan, commonalities and diversions from tradition and relationships between father and son in terms of preserving and driving forward the family name.

The exhibition of work will be online and in the gallery, details to be released nearer the time.  It has been curated with the help of our very good friend and fabulous ceramic artist Robert Fornell.

Takuma Murakoshi San's UK Debut - In gallery and online now

Takuma Murakoshi San's UK Debut - In gallery and online now

Causing quite the storm with our Japanese ceramics collectors, we are delighted to be giving Murakoshi San his UK debut in gallery and online now

New pieces added!  June 30th 2022

Rare collection of new copper red works from Peter Wills available now

Rare collection of new copper red works from Peter Wills available now

The gallery was delighted to have been chosen by Peter to launch his latest works featuring bold and striking use of copper red - available online and in gallery now

Margaret Curtis - The Beauty of Imperfection

Margaret Curtis - The Beauty of Imperfection

Astounding works in celadon and shino - available now, in gallery and online

Internationally celebrated South Korean artist Inhwa lee

Internationally celebrated South Korean artist Inhwa lee

Sublime porcelain ceramic artworks

South Korean artist Inhwa Lee's works are some of the finest porcelain works we have ever had the pleasure of showing at the gallery.  This internationally renowned artist has work in musuems worldide including the V&A London.  We have a beautiful colection on display in the gallery and available online.

New works by Raewyn Harrison now released

New works by Raewyn Harrison now released

New mudlarking inkwells available now

The Stratford Gallery Broadway.  Three floors of contemporary fine art in 18th century Cotswold splendour.

The Stratford Gallery Broadway. Three floors of contemporary fine art in 18th century Cotswold splendour.

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