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Shoji Hamada: A Potter's Life and Work

Peterson, Susan

ISBN 10: 0870112287 / ISBN 13: 9780870112287
Published by Kodansha International, 1974
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Title: Shoji Hamada: A Potter's Life and Work

Publisher: Kodansha International

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Shoji Hamada: A Potter's Way and Work is an ebullient, fascinating portrait of a great potter, tracing his place in the ceramic tradition and revealing a keen perception of his energetic life style, his dazzling work cycle, and intriguing specifics about the firing of his kilns. Along with Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada was one of the key figures in the development of studio pottery in the 20th century, resurrecting the craft after its near demise during the Industrial Revolution. His influence both in England and the U.S., as well as in his native Japan, cannot be underestimated. The Japanese government designated him a Living National Treasure in 1955 and awarded him the Order of Culture in 1968. Shoji Hamada is inspirational to anyone seeking to set off on a career as a studio potter, and is a must for anyone interested in the evolution of hand pottery and the dynamics of ceramics in general.

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Susan Peterson is a potter who taught ceramics at the University of Southern California and the University of New York. She is the author of several books on pottery and ceramics and her 54-part television series, 'Wheels, Kilns, and Clay' was aired by both CBS and PBS.

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