Welcome to the Kutani Ceramic Website

This is a private site established only to promote Kutani ceramics and is an homage to all generations of artists who have developed Kutani ceramics since 350 years. Unlike many Internet websites, there is no advertising banners or commercial pop-up. Thus, contributions are only through membership fees, opinion requests and sponsor pledges. This revenue is used entirely to cover the cost of hosting and maintaining this site.

It is the largest Internet resource for information on Kutani ceramics. It includes the most comprehensive database. It stores more than several thousand Kutani marks and photos of different pieces for reference. You may search also through thousand potter, kiln and producer’s names in English and Japanese. This site has the support of a large number of private collectors, art historians, appraisers and dealers all over the world.

Georges Bouvier - Owner and webmaster

You are a Kutani collector, an antique dealer, you are looking for information on a particular piece, on a famous potter, on a kiln. You want to know the meaning of a signature, the history of a kiln or potter... the Kutani database is for you !!

You can search the database in English or Japanese: kiln information, potter and painter name & signature, calligraphy, style, history... There are thousands of pages of information and photos updated regularly.