Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Shoji Hamada, potter

When I was learning pottery, Hamada was THE MAN. From the early part of the last century, he had championed the work of the studio potter, working every day to make a humble and utilitarian piece. Japan has a unique program like our buildings are named national monuments or parks become national parks, a traditional artist
can become a living national treasure.

2 comments:

jimgottuso said...

i love these videos... but wonder if i would throw pots if i had to make the wheel go 'round with a stick... a glimpse of the future perhaps?

kcinnova said...

wow