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Panel Discussion: Lives and Works of Japanese Studio Potters
In the postwar period, ceramic artists from around the world, but especially from the West, visited Japan to apprentice with studio potters. Michigan artists John and Susanne Stephenson, Marie Woo, and Georgette Zirbes studied natural and non-glazed ware technique with potters Takahashi Rakusai III and Kaneshige Tôyô, who themselves revived the great tradition of Momoyama period (1583–1615) ceramics. After returning to Michigan, these artists were instrumental in disseminating the age-old techniques in schools and in the pottery community at large. Hear about their experience of living in traditional pottery towns and working closely with Japanese potters. A short film of Shôji Hamada's demonstration in Ann Arbor in 1967 will also be presented.
Saturday, 07 August, 2010
This event is free to the public.
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354