Ikeda Collection

 

Asato Ikeda is a third generation ceramicist originating in Tobe, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Growing up around his father’s workshop, he always knew he would follow in his father's footsteps and pursue ceramics. After junior high he went on to study ceramics at Arita Technical High School and at 26, he spent a live changing two years in Egypt creating pottery with children with disabilities through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Ikeda describes his work as “primitive,” developing pottery that is inspired by nature thus displaying aesthetic integrity while also focusing on utility. For many years Ikeda worked in mass production which provided a foundation for his work today. While the shape of his craft can be extraordinarily unique, he understands the practicality of a piece and its design never hinders its functionality. For example, the Gladdy's Sounds cup's organic artistry was inspired by ice formations yet the cup was ergonomically designed to fit to the user's fingers and hands and the rim was shaped to enhance the drinking experience. The result is a piece so unique and beautiful that it stands on its own but is also meant to be enjoyed and used every day.  
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Japanese sake cup collaboration Suiroku elegantly packaged in signed wooden box
Japanese sake cup Gladdy's Sounds original swirl type design packaged in a wooden box
Elegant organic sphere-like Hana vase swirling raised ribs terminating at opening 4 wave-like points
Japanese small sake cup Gladdy's Sounds original swirl type design elegantly packaged in wooden box
Midnight blue and white Japanese modern Suiroku vase packaged in signed wooden box
Japanese plant container Hakuji Ikeda’s organic spirals transparent finish highlights natural clay color
Anagama Kinyo 1 Japanese Vase, kinyo glaze and kiln ash pink spiral contours slightly textured grey background
Modern Japanese vase Anagama Kinyo 2  blue-green accents subtle rustic pink textured background
Ancient wood kiln-fired Japanese anagama kinyo vase 3 rustic pink green-blue specks
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Handmade Japanese bud vase Anagama Kinyo 4 random patterns of blue/green subtle pink/beige textured background
Handcrafted vase made in Japan Anagama Kinyo 5 raised spirals terminating at the top tulip shaped opening
Creative vase design Kinyo Violet 1 Vase off-white swirling ribs light violet-red off-white gradient background
Artisan made modern vase Japan Kinyo Violet 2 off-white swirling ribs violet-red background
Japanese ceramic bud Kinyo Violet 3 vase off-white swirling ribs dark violet red background blue gradient
Limited series Japanese ceramic vase Kinyo Violet 4 off-white swirling ribs dark violet-red background
Violet Japanese vase Kinyo 5 off-white swirling ribs dark violet-red background rustic
Small modern style bud vase Kinyo Violet 6 swirling ribs 4 tulip shaped points at the opening
Japanese artisan made vase Kinyo Violet 7 squat tulip shaped container raised swirling ribs
Tulip shaped vase Kinyo Violet 8 bud shaped container ribs terminating 4 points at opening
Japanese ceramic elegant Maki vase with spiral