Atsushi Ogata Works

Atsushi Ogata Works

Atsushi Ogata got a bit of a late start in the world of pottery, but is quickly making up for any lost time. Art was not an obvious or early choice for Ogata, who was born and raised in Tokyo. After college, he spent several years in the publishing world before being introduced to pottery by his wife, who he met while both were in college. His wife left her job as a teacher to study pottery in Seto City, a famous city for ceramics and pottery, located in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. When she graduated, Ogata quit his editor job and also studied pottery in Seto. After graduating, Ogata and his wife worked for another artisan, and they also began showing their pieces at a market in Seto City.

His style developed from decorative to simple as he grew — evolving to rough and masculine shapes. And it was just natural part of this process that his focus shifted to making art for everyday use around the home.

Ogata held a belief that unrefined clay shows the original characteristics of the ground it came from - the essential elemental character of the soil itself. As this philosophy developed and matured, he traveled to many areas of Japan to find the type of clay he liked most. Eventually, he and his wife settled in a remote part of the Nara countryside where he found the clay he really appreciated and built his kilns there. They still reside and maintain a studio in that Nara countryside.

Ogata wants people who use his pottery and who enjoy his work to feel the nature in each piece. His wish is to bring that nature to the dining table.

 

Hakeme Katakuchi by Atsushi Ogata

Hakeme Katakuchi by Atsushi Ogata

8"L  6.25"W  3.5"H  $122    Purchase here.

This is a Katakuchi (Spouted bowl) in Hakeme or Hakemede style — Brush strokes of white slip (liquified suspension of clay particles commonly used in various pottery-making techniques). This is one of Ogata's signature styles. 

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Purchase here.
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Hakeme Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hakeme Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

7.4" D  1.3" H  $46    Purchase here.

This medium-sized plate is done in the Hakeme or Hakemede style, which highlights brush strokes of white slip (liquified suspension of clay particles commonly used in various pottery-making techniques). This is one of Ogata's signature styles.

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Hibi Kohiki Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hibi Kohiki Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

7.12"D  1.6"H   $46

This medium-sized plate, representing the Kohiki style of pottery, has subtle pink and green gradation as well as dark pinholes that accentuate the warm tone of the glaze. Kohiki refers to an iron-rich clay body covered over with white slip and then a translucent glaze.This is one of Ogata's signature styles. Product and purchase information, contact Japan Suite.
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Tsuchi Gesho Mug by Atsushi Ogata

Tsuchi Gesho Mug by Atsushi Ogata

3"D  4.5"W(with handle)  3.5"H   $61    Purchase here.

This mug is finished with beautiful shades of beige and cream glaze, showing some random black pinhole markings. Kohiki is one of Ogata's signature styles. 

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Hibi Kohiki Choku by Atsushi Ogata

Hibi Kohiki Choku by Atsushi Ogata

3.4"D  3.12"H   $46    Purchase here.

This cup, done in the Kohiki style, accentuates a rugged, earthy beauty with very subtle wisps of pink rose emerging. Kohiki refers to an iron-rich clay body covered over with white slip and then a translucent glaze.This is one of Ogata's signature styles.

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Hakeme Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hakeme Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

7.4" D  1.3" H  $46    Purchase here.

This medium-sized plate is done in the Hakeme or Hakemede style, which highlights brush strokes of white slip (liquified suspension of clay particles commonly used in various pottery-making techniques). This is one of Ogata's signature styles. More about Ogata, continue to the page About artist.

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Tsuchi Gesho Choku by Atsushi Ogata

Tsuchi Gesho Choku by Atsushi Ogata

3.5"D  2.75"H   $46    Purchase here.

This Choku is finished with beautiful shades of beige and cream glaze, showing some random black pinhole markings. Product and purchase information, contact Japan Suite.

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Kohiki square plate by Atsushi Ogata

Kohiki square plate by Atsushi Ogata

6.5"SQ  1"H   $61    Purchase here.

This medium-sized plate, representing the Kohiki style of pottery, has subtle pink and green gradation as well as dark pinholes that accentuate the warm tone of the glaze. Kohiki refers to an iron-rich clay body covered over with white slip and then a translucent glaze.

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Hibi Kohiki Square Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hibi Kohiki Square Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hibi Kohiki Square Plate

Hakeme Small Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hakeme Small Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

4.7"D  1.4"H  $46    Purchase here.

Hakeme or Hakemede style: Brush strokes of white slip (liquified suspension of clay particles commonly used in various pottery-making techniques). This is fired in Makigama (wood fire kiln). This is one of Ogata's signature styles. 

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Hakeme Small Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

Hakeme Small Round Plate by Atsushi Ogata

4.7"D  1.4"H   $46     Purchase here.

Hakeme or Hakemede style: Brush strokes of white slip (liquified suspension of clay particles commonly used in various pottery-making techniques). This is one of Ogata's signature styles. More about Ogata, continue to the page About artist.

Please contact Japan Suite for details.
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Mishima Choku by Atsushi Ogata

Mishima Choku by Atsushi Ogata

3.25" D  3" H  $53   Purchase here.

This cup has white slip inlays blended over an earthy, brown body, creating a striking effect. Mishima is a style of slip inlay pottery adopted from Korea, probably in the 16th century.

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