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Exhibition

Started it in England : Hamada and Leach, in Two Ways

Sunday, June 28 - Sunday, November 8, 2020

Period Sunday, June 28 - Sunday, November 8, 2020
Closed Mondays (except for National Holidays / the following Tuesday instead)
Opening Hours 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
November:9:30 - 16:00 (last admission at 15:30)
Admissions Adults 600 (550) yen, Junior High / Elementary School Students 300 (250) yen
*( ) indicates prices for groups of 20 persons or more.
Seniors (over 65years old) 300 yen (Please show proof age.)

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The exhibition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Leach Pottery, introduces the development of British studio pottery from around 1920 to the present and that of Mashiko's studio pottery starting from Hamada.

There will be three sections: 1. The Dawn of Studio Pottery (featuring the early period of the Leach Pottery) / 2. The Attraction of British Studio Pottery (from 1920s to the present) / 3. Studio Pottery in Mashiko (unknown aspects of Mashiko pottery). It will be a kind of culmination of what Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art did in these 25 years and probably will be a first show in Japan focusing on how the consciousness of studio potters grew up.

We are going to show Japanese and British 170 pieces of 60 artists together mainly from our collection and add some from other museums in Japan. One of the highlights is early pieces from Hamada's first solo exhibition in 1923, from the ceramics collection of Aberystwyth University.

Hamada Shoji
Vase 1923
School of Art Museum and Galleries, Aberystwyth University

Ceramics Collection,
School of Art Museum and Galleries,
Aberystwyth University

Bernard Leach
Raku plate 1919
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art

© The Bernard Leach Family, DACS & JASPAR 2020 E3749

Matsubayashi Tsurunosuke
Small bowl, marbled decoration c.1924
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
Michael Cardew
Pie dish with heron design 1928
School of Art Museum and Galleries, Aberystwyth University

© The Estate of Michael Cardew
Ceramics Collection,
School of Art Museum and Galleries,
Aberystwyth University

Kamoda Shoji
Bowl with curving incised pattern 1970
Yanagisawa Collection
Kimura Ichiro
Lidded box with inlaid pattern 1940
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
Hans Coper
Pot 1975
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
Edmund de Waal
things exactly as they are 2016
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art

 

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