Vase

Title

Vase

Creator

Tatsuzō SHIMAOKA
Japanese, 1919–2007

Date

c. 1967

Description

Penn State potter Kenneth Beittel, who acquired this vase in Japan in 1967, included it among the “Great Pots I Have Known” in his book Zen and the Art of Pottery. There he describes Shimakoka’s pots as “sturdy, quiet, even comfortable pieces.” Shimaoka was deemed a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government in 1996.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Gift of Dr. Kenneth Beittel and Dr. Joan N. Beittel

Identifier

77.21

Format

Mashiko stoneware; 9-1/8 x 6-5/8 x 5-3/4 in. (23.2 x 16.9 x 14.7 cm)