Ceramics

Bowl

2016-07-19T13:56:01-04:00

Born in Tokyo, Japan to the man considered the “Father of British studio pottery”, David Leach is an English Ceramicist. The father’s and son’s pottery share many common themes but David Leach has partially departed from his father. Leach’s father was known for his thick, bold, rough, opaque pottery with little color difference between body [...]

Temmoku Bowl

2016-06-29T19:43:45-04:00

This piece of Temmoku was manufactured in the Fujian province of China during the Song Dynasty. The name Temmoku comes from the Japanese pronunciation of Tianmu Shan, a mountain where Japanese Buddhist Monks came to study Zen Buddhism and took this type of bowl back to Japan. Temmoku is characterized by its iron-oxide glazes, which [...]

Bowl

2019-05-15T09:05:19-04:00

This piece of Dingware was manufactured in Dingzhou, Hebei Province at the height of the Northern Song Dynasty. Dingzhou was a ceramic capital of the Northern Song dynasty, and Dingware was highly prized for its elegance. Before the Song Dynasty Imperial court fled south, Dingware was the tableware for aristocratic families and the Imperial court. [...]

Beaver Ridge Vase

2016-06-27T20:26:52-04:00

Charles Counts was an American Renaissance man who worked to preserve the art forms of his native Appalachia. He was a proficient weaver, quilter, teacher, writer, and activist. However, he is best known for his pottery. Born in Lynch, Kentucky, Counts graduated from Berea College where his devotion to his native culture was fostered and [...]

Black-Figure Krater

2016-06-29T11:29:30-04:00

Black-figure and red-figure pottery techniques were used between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE in Athens to decorate fine pottery. The potter would use a wheel to shape the clay into a recognizable vessel. In some cases the neck and body were thrown separately and attached later using a slip that would harden in the firing process. [...]

Black-Figure Amphora

2016-06-29T11:30:42-04:00

Black-figure and red-figure pottery techniques were used between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE in Athens to decorate fine pottery. The potter would use a wheel to shape the clay into a recognizable vessel. In some cases the neck and body were thrown separately and attached later using a slip that would harden in the firing process. In [...]

Teapot

2016-06-23T19:09:17-04:00

  This small nineteenth century teapot is decorated in a style that was developed in the Kyushu region following the sixteenth century Japanese invasion of Korea. With the relocation of skilled Korean potters to the Japanese isles, Satsuma ware developed as a style of Japanese pottery. Though it originally developed as utilitarian, with dark clay [...]