Shoji Hamada Stacking Ceramic Containers

Article code ac163984
A heavy application of tenmoku and khaki glaze makes for beautiful, abstract drip patterns. The form of the lid reminds us of vernacular Japanese roofs, turning this ceramic vessel into a piece of desktop architecture.
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Made by  Shoji Hamada
20th century, Japan
Dimensions  15cm x 9cm x 17cm
Colour & Materiality  Ceramic

Shōji Hamada (1894–1978) was a world-renowned Japanese potter and a major figure of the mingei folk-art movement. In 1955 he was designated a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government.