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Title

Platter with brown, white and green glazes and calligraphic decoration

1980

Artist

Takauchi Shūgō

Japan

1937 –

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Platter with calligraphic decoration
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1980
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    earthenware
    Dimensions
    15.1 x 79.2 cm Plate (only) - 18 kg
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated base "1980 Shugo Takauchi".

    Credit
    Gift of Mr and Mrs N. Sparnon 1981
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    37.1981
    Artist information
    Takauchi Shūgō

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication