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Hamada, Potter

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Presents a dialogue between two artists, Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach. The text explores the aesthetics, techniques and unique lifestyle of one of the 20th century's influential craftsmen.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Kodansha (first published January 1st 1976)
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J. Mark
Nov 21, 2007 J. Mark rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: potters, fans of beautiful forms
In my book, Hamada is as great as a ceramicist gets. No form is overworked, no glaze is mishandled. This is a document of one of the 20th century's greatest masters of form.
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Bernard Howell Leach, CH, CBE (5 January 1887 – 6 May 1979), was a British studio potter and art teacher. He is regarded as the "Father of British studio pottery".
More about Bernard Leach...
A Potter's Book Drawings Verse and Belief The Potter's Challenge Bernard Leach: A Potter's Work Beyond East and West: Memoirs, Portraits, and Essays

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