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Title

Rectangular bottle-vase with iron glaze

pre 1954


Artist

HAMADA Shôji

Japan

09 Dec 1894 - 05 Jan 1978


About

Hamada Shoji started studying ceramics at the Tokyo Technical College and then went to work as a glaze technician at the Kyoto Ceramic Institute, where he conducted thousands of experiments. In 1918 he befriended the English potter Bernard Leach (1887-1979) and two years later he accompanied Leach to Britain to help him build a Japanese-style kiln at St Ives in Cornwall. Their works were largely inspired by English slipware. He returned to Japan in 1923 and established a workshop at Mashiko, north of Tokyo. In 1955 he was designated a Living National Treasure. Hamada visited Australia in 1965.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2005.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

pre 1954


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware, press moulded and cut


Dimensions

22.5 x 15.3 x 8.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed box


Credit

Bequest of Patricia Englund 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

173.2005


Artist information

HAMADA Shôji

Works in the collection

10


Place

Where the work was made
Japan