(Japan 1937 – )
Platter with brown, white and green glazes and calligraphic decoration
- Other titles:
- Platter with calligraphic decoration
- 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: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- 15.1 x 79.2 cm Plate (only) - 18 kg
- Signature & date
Signed and dated base "1980 Shugo Takauchi".
- Gift of Mr and Mrs N. Sparnon 1981
- Accession number