Potter: Seigan Yamane
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Available for purchase is a selection of 4 vases made by the well known Hagi potter Yamane Seigan. Each of these bears the mark used for special items not made in large numbers, and these do not come by often. Seigan prides himself in working hard to keep innovating his work. From the Seigan blue that gave him worldwide recognition to more recent work in glaze combinations, such as the sansai or three color glaze Yamane Seigan has proven himself to be one of the most prolific potters today. Here is a selection of his works for your consideration.
The origins of Hagi ware can be traced back to the arrival of Korean potters to Hagi, a quaint town situated in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the Japan Sea, following Japan’s military invasion of the Korean peninsula in the late 16th century. As a result, a large number of Korean craftsmen were abducted and transported to Japan, where they played a crucial role in establishing new pottery types such as Satsuma, Arita, and Hagi ware.
All listed vases are in mint condition and are stamped with Seigan’s special seal used for small series. Also come with a pamphlet with information about Yamane Seigan. Please enrich your environment with one of these objects.
#1 no longer available
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1952 Born in Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture
1972 Pursue a martial arts career through the style of Kyokushin Kaikan, Shoringi Kempo, and Ashihara-kaikan of a New International Karate Organization.
1974 Established a Karate school. To this day he remains the master of the Karate dojo.
1987 Decided to pursue a life in pottery. Built a kiln by his own effort which took a year.
1990 Made a presentation at 3rd Hagi-ware Festival by recommendation of Yoshida Hagi-en Chokumon, and received favor. Subsequently he participated 13 times in the festival.
Established his own kiln, Kousaian.
1998 Held a private exhibition at a Konpuan gallery in Kuga.
2001 Held a exhibition at a Yamaboushi gallery in Hagi.
2003 Held a joint exhibition with Ms. Yoko Yu in Yamaguchi.
Held a private exhibition at Shinto gallery in Kobe.