Origin of Mingei Ceramics

Friday, January 4, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission. A special dinner at Cafe des Artistes is open to the Friends of Asian Art following the lecture. The cost of the dinner is $35, including gratuity. Please RSVP to Lana Shafer Meador, Membership Manager, at 978-8133 or lana.shafer@samuseum.org. Please let Lana know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Mingei ceramics in Shoji Hamada's workshop. Photo credit: Dr. Robert Persellin

Join SAMA docent and art collector Dr. Robert Persellin and SAMA’s Curator of Asian Art John Johnston for a talk about Japanese Mingei ceramics. The Mingei movement began in the 1920s and celebrated the “art of the people.” Mingei ceramicists produced handmade wares that had a profound and lasting influence on ceramics worldwide. Dr. Persellin will recount personal visits to famous potters and ceramics studios and Mr. Johnston will discuss the art historical significance of Mingei ceramics.

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