Mashiko Pottery JapanĦĦ@ Home London
12 - 14 January 2014, London
Mashiko Pottery Japan- A Japanese Making of Modern Ceramics
Following an enthusiastic reception from the UK market during their debut at the London Design Festival in 2012, Mashiko Pottery is returning to London to take part in the UK’s leading homeware and interiors event HOME, at Earls Court this January.
Mashiko’s appearance at Home presents a rare opportunity for buyers to discover stunning new work from one of Japan’s most highly regarded contemporary ceramics studios.
Designer Shoji Hamada, the creative force behind Mashiko was designated a ‘Living National Treasure’ in his native Japan in 1955. One of the key founders of the ‘Mingei’(Art and Craft) movement, Hamada was the principle reviver of Mashiko-yaki (pottery). Mashiko-yaki was developed through Hamada s experiences of life in the UK, and his interaction with groundbreaking craftsman of the era including Charles Eames, Bernard Leach and Eric Gill.
The ideology behind the form was the remans to be, beauty in functionality.