TAKAUCHI Shûgô

(Japan 1937 – )

Platter with brown, white and green glazes and calligraphic decoration

Other titles:
Platter with calligraphic decoration
Location
Not on display
Further information

TAKAUCHI Shûgô was a pupil of Shôji Hamada (1894-1978), who was designated a Living National Treasure in recognition of his work as a potter and as leader of the folk art (mingei) movement. It was Hamada who established the town of Mashiko as the centre of the folk art movement and attracted many potters there. Takauchi, one of the leading mingei artists working in Mashiko, is particularly noted for making the biggest plates by wheel in Japan. In 1980 Takauchi won a prize at the 7th International Biennale of Ceramics in Vallauris, France.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
1980
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware
Dimensions
15.1 x 79.2 cm Plate (only) - 18 kg
Signature & date

Signed and dated base "1980 Shugo Takauchi".

Credit
Gift of Mr and Mrs N. Sparnon 1981
Accession number
37.1981