The Leach Pottery is proud to present ‘Shoji Hamada: 40 Years On’, a significant touring exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Hamada (1894-1978) - generally regarded as one of the greatest potters of the 20th century, and one of the figures who initiated Britain’s modern studio pottery movement.
“Of all the men I have known, nobody has achieved
such a balance between the faculties of heart, head and hand as Hamada.”
Bernard Leach, 1974
Comprising 40 pots, from superb resist and brush decorated bottles and generously glazed jugs to Hamada’s incomparable tea bowls, yunomi and crisply cut boxes, this show is a retrospective of his best work from the early 1920s to the 1970s. The pots are drawn from important private collections, including a tea bowl that was in the possession of Bernard Leach.