Jar

Title

Jar

Creator

Shugo TAKAUCHI
Japanese, b. 1937

Date

1980

Description

A visit to the village Mashiko, a center for traditional ceramics, inspired Takauchi to leave a career in business to become a potter. He established his own kiln in 1968. Unlike earlier potters in the mingei (folk art) tradition, who adhered to particular local traditions as a matter of principle, Takauchi uses gas-fired kilns and works in a more individualistic way, blending various ceramic styles and signing each piece as an original work of art.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Identifier

82.12

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Mashiko stoneware; 19-15/16 x 14-5/8 in. (50.6 x 37.1 cm)