Ceramic Artists to the Imperial Household of Japan

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A celadon pail-like mizusashi by Suwa Sozan I (Image cropped)

Ceramic Artists to the Imperial Household of Japan

This talk focuses on the little known Meiji and later ceramicists who were made Artists to the Imperial Household (teishitsu gigei-in) , the precursor of the Living National Treasure designation. Only five ceramicists achieved this recognition, masters of their trade and leaders within the Kyoto ceramics world prior to 1945. Using examples of their work, the differences in their approaches and achievements are explained.

Daniel McOwan was Director of Hamilton Art Gallery for 27 years, where he developed the Asian and European decorative arts collections. Now a consultant with his own company art assessment agency he continues his work in the decorative arts field and is a valuer for Japanese art under the Cultural Gifts Program. Daniel collects 20th century Japanese ceramics and 20th century European Decorative Arts.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please email Carl Wantrup by Saturday 24 October to secure your place using vic.tassa@gmail.com
Registration is only available to current TAASA members. Registered participants will be sent the link a day or two before the lecture. If you have not used Zoom before, there is no need to download it in advance. Just follow the prompts after you click on the link that will be sent to you upon registration and your device will download and connect you to Zoom.

Once you have registered with Carl, if you find you can no longer attend this lecture please advise him so that waitlisted members can take your place.


27 October, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
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