Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mashiko Mixing Bowls

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Itaya Hazan: Hamada's Teacher.

Itaya Hazan: born 1872, Shimodate, Japan died 1963, Shimodate

After studying sculpture at the Tokyo Fine Arts School, Itaya graduated in 1894 and then studied ceramics, building a kiln in Tokyo in 1904. In 1953 he received the Bunka Kunsho (“Order of Culture”). Itaya's most famous works include a pot decorated with flowers in bright glaze.Hazan is considered Japan's first studio potter who started the way of the individual potter in Japan. He worked in classical Chinese inspired designs creating delicate porcelains.
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More Hazan

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