Visiting Artist: Hamada & Leach
VISITING ARTISTS: TOMOO HAMADA & SIMON LEACH
Two Legendary Pottery Family Traditions
One-Day Demonstration Workshop
Thursday, June 1, 10am – 5 pm
Tuition: $100.00, members $50.00
Tomoo Hamada and Simon Leach, two accomplished ceramic artists with distinct family legacies will be at Mudflat for a 1-day demonstration workshop. Both artists will demonstrate a variety of their wheel thrown forms and decorating techniques. Learn how their families’ important role in the history of studio pottery has influenced them and been a point of departure in their own work and studio practice.
Tomoo Hamada is the son of Shinsaku Hamada and grandson of Shoji Hamada, a founder of the Mingei Movement (folk craft) in Mashiko, Japan and the most well known folk art ceramist of the 20th century. Although Tomoo uses traditional methods, his work is distinctively different from that of his father and grandfather.
Simon Leach is the son of David Leach and grandson of Bernard Leach. Growing up surrounded by a family of potters, he draws on those early influences as well as Japanese and Korean art, but makes work that is influenced by his surroundings and what is personal to him.
Tomoo Hamada's work will be featured in an exhibition at the Pucker Gallery, Newbury St, Boston from June 3 through July 9, "Ceramics by Three Generations of the Hamada Family".