Kutani Choemon is a Japanese pottery shop that’s been operating since 1879, creating exquisite pieces of handmade, hand-painted pottery. However just because their business is 130 years old and they still create their lovely wares in the traditional fashion doesn’t mean they’ve no interest in incorporating modern subject matter into their work.

Here you can see musicians, skateboarders and surfers delicately rendered in beautiful blue Kutani color glazes. Of course our favorite piece is the flute player whose head bears a striking resemblance to our very own Horse Head Mask.

Visit the Kutani Choemon shop to view more of their wonderful, whimsical creations.

[via Colossal]


 … Jaime Hayon’s pottery, the process