June 15, 2009
Hamada, Tomoo will demonstrate glazing and give a presentation about his family legacy in Mashiko. He is the grandson of Hamada Shoji, "National Living Treasure" and major figure of the mingei folk-art movement. *This program will be presented in conjunction with an exhibition at the Pucker Gallery, "Hamada: Three Generations of Japanese Potters" from June 13 through July 20, 2009.
"The world of traditional ceramics in Japan naturally places great emphasis on lineage. Lines of potters that began in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century are now in their fourteenth or fifteenth generations. A lineage of only three generations may seem insignificant by comparison, but (the exhibition at Pucker Gallery) by the Hamada family makes it clear that it is not the length of the line that is most important, but rather the quality of the work." - Andrew L. Maske
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