13 December 2007 - 20 January 2008
Japanese Pottery presents the works of 35 ceramic artists active in seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan. These sites include Arita and Karatsu, Hagi, Bizen, Kyoto and Tamba, Kutani and Kanazawa, Seto and Mino, and Tokyo and Mashiko.
The exhibition focuses on the concept of 'vessels', showing how ceramic artists explore the function of vessels, to allow audiences to better understand the present and future situation of Japanese pottery. The artists differ in artistic direction, including some who carry on traditional pottery productions and others who seek to explore new forms.
Curated by Shiraishi Masami, Chief Curator, Crafts Gallery, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Presented by The Japan Foundation