These pieces represent the work of Japan’s best-known post-war potter.

Shoji Hamada’s work has not previously been represented in the Oriental Museum’s collection, and these pieces will form a key ‘bridge’ between its existing historic collections and new collections of contemporary work. This acquisition was presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


i) Bonhams; private collection. ii) Private collection; Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2011.

Oriental Museum

Durham University, Elvet Hill, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3TH
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