RYUSUKE ASAI
H3 1/2 W5 3/4 D5 3/4 in
H8.4 W14.4 D14 cm
Item Number:C18810
White Hagi tea bowl '' Journey into Snow Mountain"
H11 Φ5 in
H28 Φ13.2 cm
Item Number:C9764AP
Oribe Tea Bowl
H10 7/8 W5 D3 3/4 in
H27. 6 W13.5 D9.5 cm
Item Number:C10058P
Cylindrical Oribe Vase
H3 W5 3/4 D5 1/2 in
H7 W14.4 D13.6 cm
Item Number:C18815
Yellow Kiseto tea bowl, "Don't say anything"
H18 x Φ6 in
H45.5 x Φ15 cm
Item Number:C15765
Magical Mystery Tour
BIOGRAPHY
Son of a photographer and grandson of a potter based in the city of Seto, Ryusuke Asai is a dynamic ceramic artist/musician with creative DNA flowing through his genes.
He produces classical tea bowls with an ever so nuanced, minimalist approach, taking great care in the expression of each piece. Previously an assistant to whimsical and innovative ceramicist Ryoji Koie before setting up his own studio, Asai’s works are similar in their variation of color and function. His activities surpass the boundaries of various genres, such as ornaments, pots, paintings and sculpture.

He has exhibited regularly at Ippodo Gallery in both Japan and New York.

1966 Born in Nagoya, Aichi as the eldest son of the photographer, Shinpei Asai
1967 Moved to Tokyo
His grandfather, Tōtō Yano, and uncle, Junsuke Asai, were both potters so has been in contact with pottery his whole life.
1983 Entered Waseda University in Tokyo after attending Dartington Hall School in the U.K.,
and studied modern art craft history
1990 Entered the Ceramics Section of the Department of Art at Goldsmith’s College of London University and studied ceramic theory and practice
1991 Returned temporarily to Japan and studied under Ryōji Koie
1993 Returned permanently to Japan and worked in the Shigeru Uchida Design Office
1994 Began to produce traditional Japanese pottery, including tea ceremony utensils
2011 Solo exhibition at Ippodo Gallery Tokyo (also in ‘13, ‘15, ‘16 and ‘17)

His activities surpass the boundaries of various genres, such as ornaments, pots, paintings
and sculpture.