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Title

Rectangular bottle-vase with iron glaze

pre 1954

Artist

Hamada Shōji

Japan

09 Dec 1894 - 05 Jan 1978

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  • 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 Shōji

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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