Art & Design

Common Cause: John Ruskin, Japan & the Craft Tradition

15th May-5th August 2019


Brantwood, home of John Ruskin, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AD


15th May 2019 JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. Brantwood Coach House.

15th May – 5th August 2019 A display of pots from the Mingei (folk crafts) tradition and its Ruskin connections featuring work by Ogata Kenzan, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leech, Tomoo Hamada, Edward Hughes and Miles Martin Moore. Blue Gallery, Brantwood.

15th May Tomoo Hamada, potter and grandson will open the show with a talk about his grandfather, renowned potter Shoji Hamada. Severn Studio, Brantwood.