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Title

Incense bowl

Artist

Hamada Shōji

Japan

09 Dec 1894 – 05 Jan 1978

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Incense bowl with unique carving by Hamada
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware
    Dimensions
    11.3 x 7.7 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Marea Gazzard 2006
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    95.2006
    Copyright
    © Hamada Shoji
    Artist information
    Hamada Shōji

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    Hamada Shōji was a major figure of the Nihon Mingei (Japanese folk art) movement and had significant international influence on 20th-century studio pottery.Inspired by the writing of aesthetic theorist Yanagi Sōetsu (1889–1961) and championed by Hamada and English potter Bernard Leach (1887–1979), the Mingei movement claimed that beauty was most evident in everyday objects made by craftspeople, achieved through their care and design constraint. In 1965 he exhibited and lectured in Australia at the East Sydney Technical College (now National Art School) and the
    University of Sydney.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Elemental, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 2022–2024

  • Provenance

    Marea Gazzard, 1956-2006, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by Marea Gazzard from the Crafts Centre, Hay Hill, London. Donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, May 2006.

    Crafts Centre, 1956, Hay Hill/London/England

Other works by Hamada Shōji

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