Friday, April 22, 2011


Here is a short video preview of a longer special on Mashiko veteran potter; Takauchi Shugo (b. 1937). This short and the full length special were done by the NHK television network in Japan and was part of a series on prominent potters. Much of Takauchi’s work is Oribe in nature, though he does a myriad of “Mino” styles including Shino and haiyu glazed wares.

Illustrated is a close-up of a very fine Oribe pot by Takauchi Shugo. His use of Oribe and iron as well as sqraffito is part of what makes him a modern Mashiko master.
(Illustration used with the permission of a private collector.)

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