Shigaraki Potters Valley

by Louise Allison Cort

Shigaraki Potters Valley

  • ISBN-13: 9789748299495
  • Author(s): Louise Allison Cort
  • Subject: Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
  • Publisher: Kodansha Europe Head Office
  • Imprint: Orchid Press
  • Publication Date: 11-06-2019
  • Format: h/b

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For over seven centuries, farmer-potters of Shigaraki, a rural valley outside the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, have used the distinctive clays of their region to make a broad variety of storage jars and tea-ceremony wares that occupy a key place in the esteemed aesthetic of Japanese woodfired stoneware. This classic and long out-of-print study by Louise Cort brings together all facets of the valleys fascinating political, economic, and artistic history to present a comprehensive portrait of these appealing wares and the potters who produced them.
About the book

For over seven centuries, farmer-potters of Shigaraki, a rural valley outside the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, have used the distinctive clays of their region to make a broad variety of storage jars and tea-ceremony wares that occupy a key place in the esteemed aesthetic of Japanese woodfired stoneware. This classic and long out-of-print study by Louise Cort brings together all facets of the valleys fascinating political, economic, and artistic history to present a comprehensive portrait of these appealing wares and the potters who produced them.