1,000-PS2,000 In the Twenties he developed a relationship with Shoji Hamada
, who visited his London pottery, resulting in Murray's increased interest in early Chinese ceramics.
made this bowl (above) at Leach's St Ives studio; this bulbous Rie vase (right) sold for pounds 1,400 in a sale in March This David Leach vase is impressed with the DL monogram to one side and is worth pounds 200-pounds 300
Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada
were influential people in the field, disseminating the value of functional pottery in everyday life.
Included are works from Dartington Hall Trust Collection, among them works by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada
, who established the Leach Pottery in the early 1920s -- a significant fusion of ceramics from the East and West.
It consists of forty-eight short essays, poems, process suggestions and philosophical statements interspersed with delightful and insightful quotes about clay by the likes of John Updike, Herbert Read, John Ruskin and Shoji Hamada
There are many ceramics traditions in Japan, from finely decorated porcelain, which has been imported into the west since the 1600s, to the more sober folk art brought to the West's attention by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada
in the early 20th centry, to the modern Wester-influenced contemporary scene.
During the months to come, I would learn who Warren Mackenzie is and who Shoji Hamada
was, what 'cone 10' means and how to pronounce 'NCECA'.
Imagine: The legend Shoji Hamada
was there, proof of those rare moments when the beauty of crafts (think Anni Albers) supersedes the pretensions to art made by painters or sculptors.
One of his longest and most fruitful collaborations was with a potter called Shoji Hamada
The collection covers British ceramic art from pioneer potters such as Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada
and Michael Cardew, through to works made by the current generation of artists.
David was born in Tokyo in 1911, and was taught to pot by Shoji Hamada
It was here they met Shoji Hamada
, a Japanese potter working with Leach in St Ives, whose work ranks alongside Leach himself.