Makoto Yabe

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2000

BORN: 1947 in Fukushima, Japan
DIED: 2005 in Boxford, Massachusetts

Makoto Yabe's work beautifully exemplifies the transmission of Japanese ceramics to the West. Born in Fukushima, Japan, Yabe began studying ceramics in Kyoto at the age of nine. He completed his training at the age of 24, with a four-year apprenticeship under Jinmatsu Uno and Sango Uno. Yabe then came to Boston, where he was an integral member of the local ceramic community, yet he maintained his Japanese roots. As an instructor of ceramics, Yabe worked in the Boston area at numerous schools and universities, touching the lives of all his students and expanding their knowledge and appreciation of studio ceramics.

 

Past Exhibition:

     Makoto Yabe  Shallow bowl with mishima pattern, blue wood ash glaze and white slip  Stoneware 2.75 x 10 x 10” MY96

Makoto Yabe
Shallow bowl with mishima pattern, blue wood ash glaze and white slip
Stoneware
2.75 x 10 x 10”
MY96

     Makoto Yabe  Vase, wood ash glaze with slip decoration  Stoneware 8.75 x 5 x 4" MY268

Makoto Yabe
Vase, wood ash glaze with slip decoration
Stoneware
8.75 x 5 x 4"
MY268

     Makoto Yabe  Bowl with combed design, wood ash glaze and blue slip  Stoneware 4.5 x 8 x 8” MY140

Makoto Yabe
Bowl with combed design, wood ash glaze and blue slip
Stoneware
4.5 x 8 x 8”
MY140

     Makoto Yabe  Bowl with handle (Tetsuki Bachi), tri-colored clay with wood ash glaze  Stoneware 5 x 9 x 9.5” MY192

Makoto Yabe
Bowl with handle (Tetsuki Bachi), tri-colored clay with wood ash glaze
Stoneware
5 x 9 x 9.5”
MY192

     Makoto Yabe  Bowl, chattering decoration  Stoneware 3.25 x 6.5 x 6.5" MY269

Makoto Yabe
Bowl, chattering decoration
Stoneware
3.25 x 6.5 x 6.5"
MY269