Platter with brown, white and green glazes and calligraphic decoration
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.
Platter with calligraphic decoration
Place where the work was made
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
15.1 x 79.2 cm Plate (only) - 18 kg
Signature & date
Signed and dated base "1980 Shugo Takauchi".
Gift of Mr and Mrs N. Sparnon 1981
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Japanese Traditional and Contemporary Paintings and Ceramics, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 28 Nov 1980–11 Dec 1980
Beyond Words: Calligraphic Traditions of Asia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Aug 2016–30 Apr 2017
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Asian Art', pg. 85-103, Sydney, 1981, 93 (illus.). cat.no. 12