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TAKAUCHI Shûgô

(Japan 1937 – )

Title
Platter with brown, white and green glazes and calligraphic decoration
Other titles:
Platter with calligraphic decoration
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
1980
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
earthenware
Dimensions

15.1 x 79.2 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated base "1980 Shugo Takauchi".
Credit
Gift of Mr and Mrs N. Sparnon 1981
Accession number
37.1981
Location
Not on display
Further information

TAKAUCHI Shûgô was a pupil of Shôji Hamada (1894-1978), who was designated a Living National Treasure in recognition of his work as a potter and as leader of the folk art (mingei) movement. It was Hamada who established the town of Mashiko as the centre of the folk art movement and attracted many potters there. Takauchi, one of the leading mingei artists working in Mashiko, is particularly noted for making the biggest plates by wheel in Japan. In 1980 Takauchi won a prize at the 7th International Biennale of Ceramics in Vallauris, France.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Asian Art', pg. 85-103, Sydney, 1981, 93 (illus.). cat.no. 12

Exhibition history (1)

Japanese Traditional and Contemporary Paintings and Ceramics, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 28 Nov 1980–11 Dec 1980