Genku’s Sales Gallery

MAizumi Roshi
Maizumi, Roshi with Tenshin
from the 1980s.

Pottery sales on these pages benefit Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Yokoji is  a training center in the Southern California Mountains founded by Taizan Mazumi, Roshi, a pioneer in American Sōtō Zen.  Visit the Yokoji web pages for Dharma talks from the Abbot, Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi, and information about Zen and the Center’s offerings.  Look for Yokoji Zen Mountain Center on Facebook to learn more.

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Shipping: I use USPS priority mail boxes for shipping. I can usually ship four or five pieces for $16.00.  Hit the shipping button (bottom of page) just once after you select your pots for up to four pots. If you buy more than four pieces, please drop me a note at califazen@gmail.com (or text me3 at 310 403 5 six 2 1) and I’ll let you know about shipping.  Questions? Use the form at the bottom of the page

Mask Man! Two Pandemic Mugs

Pay attention! Wear a mask! I made several of these mugs. They hold 250ml (a bit more than 8oz). The surface of these mugs is not too shiny and has a raw-clay feel that wakes up your hands in the morning. Price is for TWO mugs. If you want just one or more than two drop me a note. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!) 4.25″ tall.

$12.00

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Stamped incense bowl

Wheel-thrown and paddle stamped, footed bowls, clear glaze inside, with interesting glaze battle on the rim between the iron glaze outside and the clear inside. Just a few available. 3″ tall, 4″ diameter. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!)

$10.00

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Footie-man mug

I made a bunch of these for my nephew. These mugs have a rough, raw-clay feel. Same surface treatment as the Mask Man mugs. Holds a tad more than 8oz of your hot or cold beverage. Too small for a small beer, just right for tea or coffee or maté. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!)

$8.00

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Toe-shoes mug

Some of these mugs have pink shoes, and some have blue. A slightly rough raw-clay feel, 10 oz handled mugs in a light clay body. Limit of two, for now. Same surface treatment as the Mask Man mugs. Hit the shipping button for up to five pots after you make your selection.

$8.00

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Three-figure pitchers

The scrafitto figures are inspired by both Maya glyphs and the Chinese character 口, a “radical” or basic character found in many other Chinese ideograms. These pitchers are compressed so that they will support many drip coffee filter frames. Clear glaze over light bodied stoneware clay. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!) About 7″ tall (they fit under my hot-water dispenser!)

$22.00

 

Two GP (General Purpose) Bowls

General purpose bowls are the go-to for breakfast cereal or for kitchen prep. There are always three or four in use in our kitchen. Each has a light blue circle inside. Most are unglazed outside but a few are glazed inside and out. Price is for two bowls. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!) If you want more, send me a note and I’ll figure out shipping. 2.75 ” tall; 5″ diameter

$12.00

Medium Bowls

These are bowls with a rolled rim, essentially a large GP bowl with a circle design inside. 7.5″ diameter, 3.5″ tall. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!) I have four of these medium bowls now, more coming next week.

$12.00

Foggy single-figure pitcher

These are slightly narrower than the three-figure pitchers. The scrafitto is hazy, as seen through the fog. Slightly compressed so the opening is a bit oval so they take a coffee filter-frame easily. About 7 1/2 inches tall. Clear glaze on light clay body. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!)

$12.00

 

Jug. With a weed.

What is a weed? What is not a weed? This jug has a scrafitto design on both sides. The other side has a different design. This reference piece has a rolled rim and a couple glaze crawls on the back. Priced as a second. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!)

$10.00

2 Basic mugs

Handles may vary slightly with this batch as I was experimenting to find the best fit for this form. Clear glaze inside and around the top, light dip in red iron celadon below. Price is for TWO mugs. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!)

$12.00

Single mug pourovers

Small pourovers take a small paper coffee filter. They do a good job on any mug. Perforated to drip nicely. Some have a hint of design in rutile outside. Stay tuned for some big ones to ride on those pitchers. Just a few available. Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!) Contact me if you want more and I’ll figure the shipping.

$6.00

Small yunami (cup)

Just three inches tall, but fine for sake or tea. This light tenmoku glaze is pretty shiny. I have a couple of these, if I can find the other one (it tends to go missing about when the sake bottle is on the table, as it is on weekend evenings). Be sure to hit the “shipping” button after you buy: shipping costs works for up to five small pots. (Or one pitcher and one pot!) Price is for one.

$8.00

Lime-pots in production (shown here, just glazed, and just thrown.

In Vietnam, folks used to enjoy betel nut. At weddings and special ceremonies, betel nut is still presented on a tray with some areca leaves and with a little pot for slake lime. The lime was kept in little lime pots not unlike these 4″ tall babies. I’m using a simple Leach 4-3-2-1- feldspar base glaze with rutile and iron oxide. (Rutile is a natural source of titanitum). These came out of the fire in early August—the glaze “breaks” brown and gold. Rutile is fun that way. Since betel nut and areca leaves are hard to come by, use these as salt-sellers or sugar bowls. I may put olives in them and set out some toothpicks.

$12.00

 

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Shipping button. I can ship up to four pots for $16.00 (or one pitcher and any small pot or small bowl.

Shipping Button!

Please click the button to pay the $16 shipping for up to four pots (or one pitcher plus one small pot).

$16.00

For more than four or five pots, drop me a note here, or send me a text at 310 four zero three 56 two one, and we can sort out the shipping cost. If something breaks in shipping take a photo, send me a note, and I’ll replace for free.

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