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A Jar’s Story

Glenn Adamson — “Keep the Corean pot in memory.” With those words, the great potter Bernard Leach imparted one of his most treasured possessions to another great potter, Lucie Rie, in February 1947. The object in question was a Moon Jar – so named for its whiteness and nearly perfect

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Japanese mingei and the history of American studio ceramics

American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979, which is out this week, is the first book to fully explore the ceramic movement alongside the societal trends that shaped it and the organizations that propelled the movement. Author Martha Drexler Lynn considers the movement’s fluctuation across geographic regions as well as stylistic

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