Tuesday, 27 October 2009

TE, TOBEYAKI: Tobe Japanese pottery Exhibition

Date: 18- 30 November 2009
Venue: 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, 3 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, WC2N 4BP
Tel: 020 87765576
E-mail: info@tabiarts.com
Web: www.tabiarts.com
Organiser: tabi Arts

This is an exhibition which introduces Tobe Japanese Pottery (from Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku) for the first time in the UK. It will showcase approximately 250 pieces ranging from a tiny sake cup to a large-sized vase.
The main exhibits are works by master craftsman from the Baizan Kiln Studio, one of the most important kiln studios in Tobe, from a few emerging artists and selected pieces from the 19th century.
In the 1950s, the leaders of the Japanese Folk Craft movement, Yanagi Souetsu, Bernard Leach and Hamada Shoji, came to Tobe. Their visit influenced the Tobe potters and consequently helped them re-establish the quality of their craft which nowadays is highly regarded.
The exhibition is organised around the theme of TEhands, In Japanese this word, TE very often appears in everyday conversation indicating the intricate relationship people have with their hands when making things.

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