Shoji Hamada was designated a 'Living Treasure5 in 1955 by the Japanese government, and awarded the Order of Culture in 1968.
A beautiful and moving testament to one of the most important figures in ceramics of the 20th century. Illustrated throughout with over 200 colour photographs. This book is an excellent gift for anyone with a specialist knowledge of Hamada or Japanese pottery, and a must for anyone interested in the evolvement of hand pottery.
About the Author
Susan Peterson was a professor at Hunter College, City of University of New York until 1994. She is now retired and is a practising ceramicist in Carefree, Arizona. She knew Hamada personally for over twenty years and spent four months in his house and workshop in preparation for this book. Her observations are told with warmth and familiarity.
Publication: 2nd August 2004
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