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For over seven centuries, potters of Shigaraki, a rural valley outside the Japanese city of Kyoto, have fashioned storage jars and tea ceremony wares from clay. This book examines the political, economic and artistic history of the valley.
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Louise Allison Cort is Curator of Ceramics at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. She has published widely on the subject of ceramics. Bert Winther-Tamaki is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of "Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years "(2001).
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Shigaraki, Potters' Valley May 29, 2010
A thorough and comprehensive work. This book has become the standard reference on Japanese pottery. Shigaraki is a rural valley outside Kyoto with distinctive clays that have been used for pottery making for over 7 centuries. The author Louise Cort is Curator for Ceramics at the Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.