Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

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Jan 28 2017 - Apr 23 2017

Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection provides a dynamic survey of the diverse and innovative practices of ceramic making in Japan—from exquisite flower vases and serene tea bowls to whimsical candle holders and robust platters—revealing the earthly beauty of Japanese ceramics. 

Featuring more than 40 exceptional contemporary Japanese ceramists profoundly inspired by the natural world, this exhibition showcases ceramic objects of unsurpassed beauty made for everyday use. The 62 ceramic works chosen are closely associated with Japan’s historical pottery centers, and reinterpret traditional methods in a modern context. In addition to the ceramic vessels, 13 digital photographs taken by photographer Taijiro Ito poetically highlight the almost spiritual link between ceramic making and nature.

Exhibiton from museum website.

  • Asian
  • Contemporary
  • Japanese
  • Taijiro Ito
  • and others

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