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Large plate, 19½ in. (50 cm) in diameter, stoneware with celadon glaze, by Shinsaku Hamada.

Three Generations of Hamada Potters

Posted On December 8, 2009 1 Comment

Of all the well-known Japanese ceramic artists of the past four hundred years, men like Raku ware’s Chojiro, the Kyoto designers and decorators Ninsei Nonomura and Kenzan Ogata, and the innovative and technically brilliant Kozan Makuzu, by far the most famous and influential has been the twentieth century folk craft (mingei)  movement potter Shoji Hamada (1894-1978).