Touching Stone Gallery logo

Touching Stone   Santa Fe,   USA

www.touchingstone.com   Email: director@touchingstone.com

 


Touching Stone Gallery Show Archives
2013 Exhibitions


Click on images to see the shows

Tadashi Nishihata & Haruna Nishihata Tanba pottery show 


August 2 - 24, 2013
Tadashi Nishihata & Haruna Nishihata:
Two Generations of Master Tanba Pottery

This marks the 100th show since inception of Touching Stone Gallery. To celebrate the occasion, we are privileged to showcase the works of two generations of a master potter family. T
hree-time winner of the Tanabe Museum of Art-sponsored Chanoyu Zokei Ten Grand Prize, Tadashi Nishihata is a master potter in the historic pottery center of Tanba. His massive, beautifully wood-fired masterpieces are legendary. We are pleased to introduce his daughter Haruna Nishihata, an accomplished ceramist in her own right noted for her elegant hand-painted Mingei style pottery. In this extraordinary show, father and daughter team up for the first time to showcase the contrasting styles of the duo from this exceptionally gifted family.





Yukiya Izumita Show 2013 

July 5 - 27, 2013
Yukiya Izumita:  Weathered Beauty

Izumita's exhibition, his fifth solo show in our gallery since 2009, showcases the unique ceramic sculptures of this award-winning artist from Tohoku, Japan. Izumita has gained world-wide recognition for his innovative works inspired by nature and landscapes, where beauty and decay, destruction and renewal are forever and inseparably intertwined.



Sheila Mahoney Keefe-Tadashi Ito Show


June 7 - 29, 2013
Quintessence:
Paintings by Sheila Mahoney Keefe & ceramics by Tadashi Ito
Artist reception: June 7, 5-7 p.m.


Beauty has no boundary. It can be found across medium, from diverse cultures, geographic locations, and religions. With this in mind, we pair two outstanding artists of diverse media and backgrounds in this extraordinary evocative joint show.
Sheila Mahoney Keefe is a Santa Fe artist whose mystical, evocative abstract paintings are deeply rooted in Roman Catholicism.
Tadashi Ito is an award-winning ceramist from Tohoku, Japan, whose quiet contemplative ceramic sculptures are inspired by nature and Zen Buddhism.
The energy and aesthetics of the duo complement and enhance each other in this unusual show.

Jonathan Cross Ceramic Show


May 3 - 25, 2013
Jonathan Cross: Origin
Artist reception:  May 3, 5-7 p.m.


Touching Stone Gallery is privileged to introduce an exceptionally gifted American ceramist Jonathon Cross, whose distinctive pottery that combines traditional wood-fire techniques and innovative forms is destined to gain recognition in contemporary American ceramic art.


 
Keiichi Shimizu show

April 5 - 27, 2013
Keiichi Shimizu: Tanba Modernism II
Artist reception: April 5, 5-7 p.m.

Noted for his modern interpretations of forms built upon the long traditions and materials of Tanba pottery, Keiichi Shimizu explores three-dimensional interplay of lines and surfaces. His deceptively simple and elegant forms are in fact sophisticated aesthetic expressions, brought forth by use of Tanba clay with contrasting colors and texture.

2012 Touching Stone Gallery Exhibitions

Click on images to see the shows

Tadashi Mori Ceramic Show 2012  December 7 - 28, 2012
Tadashi Mori - Exuberance!


Following his last two exhibitions in Touching Stone Gallery that can aptly be called artistic tour de force, award-winning ceramist Tadashi Mori continues with more ambitious projects, including two shows in France and a recent retrospective exhibition in Paramita Museum in Japan.
The current exhibition features his masterworks selected from the Paramita Museum exhibition and never exhibited new works. 



Yukiya Izumita Aurora Show 
July 27 - August 22, 2012
Yukiya Izumita - Aurora


Aurora - the Goddess of Dawn - symbolizes hope and renewal. Award-winning ceramic artist Yukiya Izumita devoted his creative energy to turn memories of the 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated part of his home town into objects of hope and beauty.

Hiroyuki Wakimoto Ceramic Show 

June 29 - July 25, 2012
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Testaments

Internationally known award-winning artist Hiroyuki Wakimoto is one of the most influential contemporary ceramists from Bizen, Japan.  He set new directions and standards with innovative works inspired by ancient Japanese and Chinese pottery, and pioneered exploration of composite forms fired in different parts of the kiln to achieve contrasting colors and decorations. This exhibition - Wakimoto's 9th solo show in Touching Stone Gallery - is inspired by his visit to Santa Fe.



Hiroki Murata sumi-e Falling 3
June 1 - 27, 2012
Hiroki Murata - Seeing Beyond


Murata studied under the late Ikuo Hirayama, one of Japan's greatest Nihonga painters. Inspired by a trip to Santa Fe, Murata developed a new style by combining the technical precision of Nihonga and the spontaneity of traditional sumi-e (Oriental ink painting). The result is an unusually evocative style that has been compared to woodblock prints or early impressionistic black-and-white photographs. His new show pushes the envelope of how he uses the medium to capture not just the forms, but the feelings of the land.

Fusako Akao Ceramic Show

May 4 - 30, 2012
Fusako Akao - Memory of Time

Touching Stone Gallery is privileged to introduce Fusako Akao, who developed her distinctive style while studying under her innovative mentor Kiyoyuki Kato in Gifu, Japan. Akao has dedicated her career to use clay to explore conceptual ideas. This exhibition is the first time her highly original works are shown in the USA.

Keiichi Shimizu Ceramic Show

April 6 - May 2, 2012
Keiichi Shimizu - Tanba Modernism


Noted for his modern interpretations of forms built upon the long traditions and materials of Tanba pottery, Keiichi Shimizu explores three-dimensional interplay of lines and surfaces. His deceptively simple and elegant forms are in fact sophisticated aesthetic expressions, brought forth by use of Tanba clay with contrasting colors and texture.

2011 Touching Stone Gallery Exhibitions

Click on images to see the shows

Tadashi Mori Toubako 1a  December 2 - 30, 2011
Within/Without - Toubako (Ceramic Box) Show


An exhibition of extraordinary toubako (ceramic boxes) by eight outstanding artists:
Yoshitaka Hasu, Kiyoharu Ichino, Yukiya Izumita, Tadashi Mori, Tadashi Nishihata, Tim Rowan, Keiichi Shimizu, and Hiroyuki Wakimoto.
Ito2011fw.jpg (41814 bytes) Aug. 5 - Sept. 7, 2011
Tadashi Ito - Quintessence

Winner of the prestigious Musee Tomo Prize, Tadashi Ito is noted for his simple yet sophisticated and elegant forms inspired by nature, seashells in particular.  Each piece captures some fleeting magical moment of wonder.  Looking into Ito's sculptural work is like peering into an eroded half-exposed seashell.  As Ito put it, it's like being let to glimpse upon some hidden secret of the universe.

Yoshitaka Hasu Iga ceramic show
July 1 - Aug. 3, 2011
Yoshitaka Hasu - Eminence

Widely regarded as one of the most distinctive ceramic artists from the historic Japanese pottery center of Iga.  Yoshitaka Hasu's work is instantly recognized by the meticulous designs, bold forms and dramatic firing, a style that he pioneered by combining natural wood ash and iron glaze to highlight the strength and texture of Iga clay.

Kurokawa_2011aw.jpg (68004 bytes)
June 3 - June 29, 2011
Fumiko Kurokawa - Moments of Grace

Perhaps the best way to describe Kurokawa's sumi-e painting is to quote Arthur Dow - "The painter ...put upon the paper the fewest possible lines and tones; just enough to cause form, texture and effect to be felt. Every brush-touch must be full-charged with meaning, and useless detail eliminated. Put together all the good points in such a method, and you have the qualities of the highest art."

TimRowan2011fw.jpg (42848 bytes)

May 6 - June 1, 2011
Tim Rowan - Artifact


After receiving his B.F.A. from State University of New York, American ceramist Tim Rowan went to Japan and studied with renowned Bizen artist Ryuichi Kakurezaki.   Rowan utilizes the training to pursue his personal visions, creating a highly distinctive style that combines strength and restraint.  His forms are simple, relying on a minimum amount of information and detail. Yet his work has the capacity to engage on different levels that are best experienced when one allows the work to reveal itself over time.
Izumita-2011fw.jpg (40975 bytes) April 1, 2011
Yukiya Izumita - Still Point


The award-winning works of Japanese ceramist Yukiya Izumita evoke awe and amazement. One seldom expects to see clay honed to razor-thin edges, torn apart, twisted at impossible angles like giant origami, to create sculptures with tension and beauty, forms that appear unpolished and at the same time complete.

2010 Touching Stone Gallery Exhibitions

Click on images to see the shows

Mikami-Show.jpg (87904 bytes)
Nov. - Dec. 2010
Ryo Mikami - Mujo (Impermanence)
Touching Stone Gallery is honored to host the American debut for noted ceramist Ryo Mikami from Kanagawa, Japan. This exhibition is a creative tour de force exploring the constant flux of human existence through a series of clay masks, each embodying a distinct emotion, hand-calligraphed in Japanese character on a presentation box.


Nishihata_Bowl-7a.jpg (200276 bytes)

 

August 2010

Tadashi Nishihata - Tanba Masterworks

Tadashi Nishihata, three-time winner of the Tanabe Museum of Art Chanoyu Grand Prize, devoted much of his career to re-establish the long lost techniques for the beautiful Akadobe-yu (red clay glaze) finish found on old Tanba pottery made during the early Edo period. After decades of research, he successfully reproduced the finish in 2001. This exhibition features 21 pieces that showcase Nishihata's masterworks with his beautiful Akadobe-yu, Hai-yu, and natural ash glaze.

 

Izumita 2010  show.jpg (75583 bytes)

July 2010
Yukiya Izumita - Still Point
In 2009, Touching Stone Gallery was privileged to introduce ceramist Yukiya Izumita, an award-winning artist from Tohoku, Japan. Izumita's seemingly effortless forms belie their conceptual and technical sophistication. His work, which is inspired by nature, conveys a sense of the passage of time and its effects on the land.

WangNong_MorningForest_w.jpg (69174 bytes)

June 2010
Wang Nong - Song of Silence

One of the great Chinese painters of his generation, Wang Nong captures beauty with extraordinary passion and sensitivity.  His breathtakingly beautiful landscapes somehow convey a haunting sense of melancholy, giving the feeling of peering into the soul of a poet who has been through his share of life experience. With over a hundred exhibitions to his credit, this will be his fourth exhibition in the US and the first since 2006.

Wakimoto-Show-May7.jpg (100044 bytes)

May 2010
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Legacy

Internationally known award-winning artist Hiroyuki Wakimoto is one of the most influential contemporary ceramists from Bizen, Japan.  He set new directions and standards with innovative works inspired by ancient Japanese and Chinese pottery, and pioneered exploration of composite forms fired in different parts of the kiln to achieve contrasting colors and decorations. This highly anticipated exhibition will be Wakimoto's 8th solo show in Touching Stone Gallery.

Kiyoharu-Ichino-Show-2010w.jpg (26114 bytes)

April 2010
Kiyohru Ichino - Red Waves

One of the most original contemporary ceramists from the historic pottery center of Tanba, Kiyoharu Ichino strives to bring out the natural beauty of Tanba clay - a ferrous mountain soil that turns a rich purple-brown color after firing - using centuries old techniques in his wood-fueled kilns. His style is innovative without losing connection with traditions. His works appear to be integral parts of the clay rather than separate objects made from it. To emphasize the roughness of the mountain clay, he often creates "wounds" on the surface to expose the underlying textures.

2009 Touching Stone Gallery Exhibitions

Click on images to see the shows

YokoTerai_2149.jpg (9941 bytes) 
Nov. - Dec. 2009
Yoko Terai - Elusive Beauty

A rising star among the "Kyoto school" of contemporary Japanese ceramists, Yoko Terai follows her successful shows in Touching Stone Gallery in 2004, 2005 and 2007 with a body of new work that embodies beauty, grace, and an unmistakably feminine sensitivity. Her new show is inspired by the elegance of movements.
Tadashi-Ito-Show.jpg (52330 bytes) 
August 2009
Tadashi Ito - Quintessence II

Another award-winning contemporary ceramic artist from Tohoku is Tadashi Ito, whose extraordinary work was first shown in America in 2007 in Touching Stone Gallery. Ito is noted for his elegant and sophisticated forms inspired by nature, especially seashells. Peering inside some of the shells half-exposed by erosion, he feels he glimpses some secrets of the universe, the quintessence of life. His showpieces capture those fleeting magical moments of wonder and inspiration.
Yoshitaka-Hasu-Show.jpg (67207 bytes) 

July 2009
Yoshitaka Hasu - Contemporary Wood-fired Iga Ceramic
Yoshitaka Hasu is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive ceramic artists from the historic Japanese pottery center of Iga. His works are instantly recognized by their meticulous designs, bold and strong forms, and dramatic firing, a style that he pioneered by combining natural wood ash and iron glaze to take advantage of the unique textures and characters of Iga clay. This will be Hasu's 3rd exhibition in Touching Stone Gallery, following his very successful shows in 2007 and 2008.
Masamichi_Terada_Show.jpg (31650 bytes) 

June 5 - July 1, 2009
Masamichi Terada - Kakishibu-dyed Textile

Kakishibu, an ancient technique to dye fabrics using fermented persimmon juice, is an 'endangered' Japanese art form. We are honored to have introduced master kakishibu artist Masamichi Terada in his successful American debut in Touching Stone Gallery in 2007. This exhibition will showcase Terada's new works inspired by nature.


Izumita_222.jpg (16698 bytes) 
May 2009
Yukiya Izumita - Ceramic Forms Unbound

Touching Stone Gallery is privileged to host the first solo exhibition in America for Yukiya Izumita, an award-winning young ceramic artist from Tohoku, Japan, whose seemingly effortless forms belie their conceptual and technical sophistication. Izumita's style offers an interesting contrast to that of Tadashi Ito, another exceptional ceramic artist showing in our gallery this year (See below).

Wakimoto-Vase7a.jpg (28509 bytes) 
April 2009
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Contemporary Wood-fired Bizen Ceramic

Internationally known award-winning artist Hiroyuki Wakimoto is one of the most influential contemporary ceramists from Bizen, Japan.  He set new directions and standards with innovative works inspired by ancient Japanese and Chinese pottery, and pioneered exploration of composite forms fired in different parts of the kiln to achieve contrasting colors and decorations. This highly anticipated exhibition will be Wakimoto's 7th solo show in Touching Stone Gallery.

2008 Touching Stone Gallery Exhibitions

Click on images to see the shows

ReikoCohen_6w.jpg (46610 bytes) 


Nov. - Dec. 2008
Reiko Kakiuchi-Cohen

Reiko Kakiuchi-Cohen's unique and stunning Echizen pottery can be traced back to her late husband, American ceramist Ben Cohen, who lived for many years in Japan. Ms. Kakiuchi-Cohen's works embody strength and femininity, a fitting tribute to the legacy of these artists.


  
Hasu-Vase-1d.jpg (171000 bytes)
August 2008
Yoshitaka Hasu

One of the most distinctive ceramic artists from the historic Japanese pottery center of Iga, Yoshitaka Hasu is known for his meticulous designs, bold and strong forms, and dramatic firing that bring out the unique characters of Iga clay.

Nishihata-028w.jpg (107693 bytes) 
July 2008
Tadashi Nishihata

Tadashi Nishihata devoted much of his career to re-establish the techniques for the beautiful "Akadobe-yu" (red clay glaze) finish found on old Tanba pottery made during the early Edo period. After decades of research, he successfully reproduced the finish in 2001. This is a major contribution to the Japanese pottery tradition. In both 2005 and 2006, Nishihata won the coveted Grand Prize of the Chanoyu exhibition sponsored by the Tanabe Museum of Art, the first time this prestigious award has ever been bestowed to the same artist in two consecutive years.
Guernsey.jpg (60881 bytes) 

June 2008
John Guernsey

Santa Fe artist and Zen practitioner John Guernsey paints with his mind. Many of his paintings are done in a single stroke. His unique collection of evocative minimal oil-on-paper works demand absolute concentration not only from the artist, but also from the viewer.

Shimizu_Vase1w.jpg (98525 bytes) 
May 2008
Keiichi Shimizu

Noted for his modern interpretations of forms built upon Tanba traditions and materials, Keiichi Shimizu explores three-dimensional interplay of lines and surfaces. His deceptively simple and elegant forms in fact embody sophisticated geometric plays of lines and surfaces, brought together by use of indigenous Tanba clay with contrasting colors and texture.

Ichino_Bowl1w.jpg (90457 bytes) 
April 2008
Kiyoharu Ichino

One of the most original contemporary ceramists from the historic pottery center of Tanba, Kiyoharu Ichino strives to bring out the natural beauty of Tanba clay - a ferrous mountain soil that turns a rich purple-brown color after firing - using centuries old techniques in his wood-fueled kilns. His style is innovative without losing connection with Tanba traditions. His works appear to be integral parts of the clay rather than separate objects made from it. To emphasize the roughness of the mountain clay, he often creates "wounds" on the surface to expose the underlying textures.

Selected Earlier Exhibitions

Click on images to see the shows

Susan Christie Paintings Dec. 7 - 29, 2007
Susan Christie - Dewdrops & Moonlight
Contemporary sumi-e showcasing the dynamic evocative power of the medium, inspired by light, water and poetry.
 

Yoko Terai Ceramic Show
Nov.23 - Dec.29, 2007
Yoko Terai - Elusive Beauty III
New works by contemporary Japanese ceramic artist Yoko Terai, noted for her highly original forms, graceful lines, subtle hues and feminine sensitivity.
 
Ito_Vase1.jpg (152508 bytes) Aug. 3 - 31, 2007
Tadashi Ito - Quintessence
America debut solo exhibition for Tadashi Ito, an innovative ceramic artist based in Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan. Ito is noted for his elegant, sophisticated contemporary forms inspired by nature as well as ancient Japanese Jomon pottery.

Hasu_Vase1_b.jpg (135565 bytes)

June 29 - July 28, 2007
Yoshitaka Hasu - Contemporary Iga ceramic 
American debut solo exhibition for one of the most distinctive ceramic artists from the historic Japanese pottery center of Iga. This exhibition highlights the bold forms and dramatic firing that epitomize Yoshitaka Hasu's unique style.

Hiromi Okumura Vase 20b
June 1 - 27, 2007
Hiromi Okumura - Metaphor
Okumura gained world-wide recognition with his work in a traveling exhibition entitled "Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns". This retrospective exhibition shows a range of work by the artist from 1996 through 2007.


Hiroyuki Wakimoto Vase 5a
April, 2007
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Contemporary Bizen Ceramic 

One of the most influential contemporary ceramic artists from Bizen Japan, Hiroyuki Wakimoto sets a new direction with extraordinary forms inspired by ancient Japanese and Chinese pottery.  
John Guernsey painting show
November 24 - December 30, 2006
John Guernsey - Finding Mu
An extraordinary body of candid and expressive oil-on-paper paintings that embodies the artist's artistic and spiritual journey.

Keiichi Shimizu Ceramic Show September 1 - 27, 2006
Keiichi Shimizu - New Vision in Tanba Pottery

One of the most distinctive ceramic artists continues his courageous exploration of ideas and forms to take the millennium-old Tanba pottery tradition to new levels.
Tadashi Nishihata Vase 3a
June 30 - August 2, 2006
Tadashi Nishihata - Living Tradition
Touching Stone Gallery invited Tadashi Nishihata to exhibit in the International Folk Art Market (sponsored by the New Mexico Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe) and to present a solo show of his latest work in our gallery.


Kiyoharu Ichino Pottery Show March 10 - April 29, 2006
Kiyoharu Ichino - Flame of Tradition

Timeless masterpieces bringing together centuries old Tanba pottery tradition and contemporary forms in this show, which also features Ichino's new works with the newly re-discovered akadobe-yu finish.
December, 2005
Yoko Terai - Elusive Beauty II

A new body of work that exemplifies the exquisite grace and sensitivity of one of the most exciting contemporary woman ceramic artists in Japan.

Hiroyuki Wakimoto Witness in Time Show
September, 2005
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Witness in Time

An extraordinary body of work that evokes images of mythical beings, silent witnesses of untold happenings and forgotten legends. This show has the power to transport the viewers across vast space and time, to a primordial world where human needs were the same, and there were little distinctions between the Jomon and Anasazi worlds.
Tadashi Mori Enku show

August 5 - 31, 2005

Tadashi Mori - Enku
Unlike many other Japanese ceramists, Mori Tadashi never repeats a form. Every show is a surprise. Following his spectacular 2004 America debut at Touching Stone Gallery, Mori launches another tour de force project Enku, his tribute to a 17th-century Zen monk who created 120,000 wood-carvings of the Buddha all over Japan.


Hiromi Okumura Ceramic Show July 1 - August 3, 2005
Hiromi Okumura - Space in Between
Solo exhibition of an extraordinary body of work along the line of the Sodeisha School, focusing on self-expression of ideas using clay as a medium.
 

Tim Wong Transcendence 1w

March 4 - April 6, 2005
Tim Wong & Akiko Hirano - Touching Stone: A Journey of the Mind
An imaginary journey in the mind of a Japanese calligrapher who, while grinding ink on an inkstone, travels from a Japanese Zen temple to an ancient land of the Anasazi. The story unfolds in a series of black-and-white photographs accompanied by calligraphy pieces based on Japanese and Chinese poems as well as original prose.

 



Yoko Terai Ceramic Show
December, 2004
Yoko Terai - Elusive Beauty

American debut for one of Japan's most exciting contemporary woman ceramic artists. Yoko Terai's work embodies beauty and grace with an unmistakably feminine sensitivity.
Tadashi Mori Abstracted Passion show

September 3 - October 6, 2004
Tadashi Mori - Abstracted Passion!
An extraordinary collection of tea bowls and incense burners by one the Japanese artists on whom Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) wrote, "Their commitment is very ambitious and risk taking generates an excitement that at once transcends the boundaries that have constrained the development of new ideas and possibilities that ceramics can afford."
Hiroyuki Wakimoto Incense Burner
July, 2004
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Legacy

Hiroyuki Wakimoto merged Bizen pottery traditions with contemporary visions in this solo show, as he traveled to Santa Fe as an invited artist of the First International Folk Art Market organized by the New Mexico Museum of International Folk Arts.

Keiichi Shimizu Ceramic Show June, 2004
Keiichi Shimizu - Crossing the Line

An extraordinary body of work showing the distinctive minimalist style of Keiichi Shimizu, one of the most innovative contemporary ceramic artists from the historic pottery center of Tanba.

 


Tadashi Nishihata American Debut Show

March 13 - April 28, 2004

Tadashi Nishihata - Spirit of the Mountain
In his first major solo exhibition in America, Tanba master Tadashi Nishihata created a spectacular series of platters specifically for this show. The 'Spirit of the Mountain' platters are designed to be hung on the wall like paintings. They vividly capture the beauty of the changing seasons in the old pottery center of Tanba.

Hiroki Murata painting show 2003  December, 2003
Hiroki Murata - Tranquil Light


In his America debut exhibition, Hiroki Murata Murata combines traditional Nihon-ga (Japanese painting), wood-block print, and sumi-e techniques to create a unique evocative style that conveys a magical quality of light.

Hiroyuki Wakimoto Legacy

September, 2003
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Myth & Legacy


Hiroyuki Wakimoto continued his bold exploration of forms based on centuries-old traditions and techniques of Bizen pottery. This exhibition introduced Wakimoto's composite forms, which had since become one of his most recognized signature works.



Yamada Black Oribe Teabowl 

June 13 - August 31, 2003
Japanese Teabowl Masterworks
Shukai Kagami, Yuho Kaneshige, Tadashi Nishihata, Kazu Yamada, w/ special guest Shozo Sato

A stunning collection of best works by four top Japanese tea bowl masters. In the opening weekend (June 14, 15), Touching Stone Gallery co-sponsors two special events performed by tea master Shozo Sato, in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of International Folk Art. These include a tea ceremony demonstration entitled 'Tea Ceremony: Tranquility in Action' and a lecture entitled 'For the Senses: Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony'.

Fumiko Kurokawa sumie exhibition 2003  May, 2003
Fumiko Kurokawa - Black in Full Bloom

This exhibition showcases Kurokawa's free and lively style of traditional sumi-e on one of her favorite subjects - plants and flowers that grow around her studio in the mountainous town of Nose, Japan.

Reiko Kakiuchi Cohen Spirit of Season August, 2002
Reiko Kakiuchi-Cohen - Keeper of the Flame


Spectacular wood-fired ceramic by Reiko Kakiuchi-Cohen, an Echizen artist with connection to New Mexico. Her work is a testimony of the love, courage and determination of this remarkable artist
Hiroyuki Wakimoto Myth 1 July, 2002
Hiroyuki Wakimoto - Omen


An exhibition of extraordinary work by contemporary ceramist Hiroyuki Wakimoto. This is Wakimoto's American debut which brought the unique style of this Bizen artist to world-wide recognition. An article on this event was published in Ceramics: Art & Perception, vol.48, 2002.
Wang Nong sumi-e exhibition 2002  June 2002
Wang Nong - Between Heaven & Earth

One of the great Chinese sumi-e painters of his generation, Wang Nong captures austere beauty with extraordinary power, passion and sensitivity. With over a hundred exhibitions to his credit, this is his first exhibition in the US.
 
Kiyoharu Ichino Ceramic Show March 2002
Kiyoharu Ichino - Edge of Purple


Powerful works by Kiyoharu Ichino, a ceramic artist from the historic pottery center of Tanba, who creates innovative forms with centuries old wood-firing techniques to achieve stunning masterpieces that are at once contemporary and ancient.

Photography and web design by Touching Stone Images. All texts and images protected by US and international copyright laws.

Copyright © 1999 - 2014 Touching Stone. All Rights Reserved.