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Posts Tagged ‘Potters Japan’

Posted in Blog on May 14, 2015

Support NEPAL SEEDS

Announcement of the Nepal Exhibition. Some of my ceramic works I had left with a friend in Kamakura, Japan. Now I donated everything to my friend Steve Tootell who organizes an exhibition at the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo of ceramic works from many well-k ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 23, 2015

Firing One Kiln for Mashiko Potters

I finally returned after 2 years after moving out of Japan to Mashiko and met with Hamada Tomoo-san, the grandson of Hamada Shoji, a National Living Treasure who made Mashiko well-known. Hamada Shoji collected many historical items. They made a Reference museum, the Sankokan, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on September 2, 2012

Back at Kusakabe-san place

It has been quite a while I saw Kusakabe-san.   Kusakabe-san fixing one of his tools.   We planned to do a workshop together, but then the disasters hit and he travelled around the world doing workshops and building kilns for more than a year. And he continues to spre ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on December 14, 2011

Mashiko Exhibition in the Netherlands 2

Last week I was in Holland. It was wonderful to be with my family especially after such a long time. On Friday December the 9th I went to the Opening reception of the Japanese Exhibition of 15 Mashiko potters at the Tiendschuur Museum in the city Tegelen. It was organized to hel ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on December 1, 2011

Mashiko Exhibition in the Netherlands 1

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by a significant earthquake. The world-famous pottery village, Mashiko, about 90km northeast from Tokyo was also heavily hit and the potters’ houses, kilns, workshops and their works were severely damaged. Mashiko has a 10,000 year old pott ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 5, 2011

Meeting Matsuzaki-san and Hamada-san

Yesterday, Adriaan and I went to Mashiko with Steve Tootell (Head of the Creative and Performance Department from the International School of Sacred Heart), who was driving up with 2 students to make a movie about the aftermath of the earthquake in Mashiko. Koichiro Isaka-san fro ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 25, 2009

Return to Fujiwara-san

I had the fortune to go back to Fujiwara-san. During the workshop I had started making a sign for my gallery from a slab of clay. I wasn’t able to finish then, so now that my exhibition is finished, I returned to Mashiko. It was wonderful again to be there and see all the a ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 22, 2009

The 10th World Art Educators’ Workshop

For 3 days I participated in The 10th World Art Educators’ Workshop featuring IKUZO FUJIWARA and coordinated by Steve Tootell, ceramic art and performance art director from the International School of The Sacred Heart in Tokyo and facilitated by Euan Craig, a Mashiko woodf ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 18, 2009

Tomoko-san exposition

Yesterday, we went to an exposition from Yamato Tomoko, a friend of mine who lives in Mashiko. Now, she had a show in Tokyo in the Brocken Gallery, so we were able to go. It is a very modern gallery from concrete, nice and clean in a normal neighborhood with all houses. Tomoko-s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2009

Kusakabe-san and Marc Lancet at Trax Gallery

On May 9th, the day after I arrived from Japan, Kusakabe-san and Marc Lancet opened their show at the Trax Gallery in Berkeley, California. http://www.traxgallery.com/ Before the opening reception they held a Tea Ceremony workshop. The participants made their walk to the ceremony ... Continue Reading

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