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- Previous Owner(s)
Shimizu Uichi Japan, 1926 - 2004
Shimizu Uichi, the son of a pottery wholesaler, was born in Kyoto. Intending to continue the family business, he began commercial studies but instead discovered an interest in making ceramics. After studying briefly with Ishiguro Munemaro at the age of fifteen, he embarked on a career as a studio potter. Like his teacher, Shimizu focused on classical Chinese glazes; his black-glazed and green-glazed pieces won numerous national and international prizes from the 1950s onward. In 1985 he received the title 'Living National Treasure.' On this massive jar, the artist trailed his fingers through the wet glaze to 'draw' on the jar's shoulder.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Twentieth-century Asian Crafts in the Sackler Gallery. vol. XLIII no. 3. p. 23, fig. 14.
- Rights Statement
Copyright with artist