Visiting Artists

Visiting Artist Workshop: Yoshinori Hagiwara

Presented By Ceramics Program
Location: Ceramics Studio


Description of the Event

Visiting Artist Workshop with Yoshinori Hagiwara
Wednesday, April 3rd
Demonstration: 2 – 3 pm
Slide Presentation: 3 – 4 pm

Yoshinori Hagiwara returns to Boston for his upcoming solo exhibition, “Extending Tradition” at the Pucker Gallery. In conjunction with this event, this internationally recognized, fifth generation Japanese potter will join us for a demonstration of his glaze techniques followed by a slide presentation of his work.

This event is free open to Ceramics Program Participants and Friends of Pucker Gallery. Seats are limited. To RSVP, please email Shawn Panepinto.

Related Events:

Extending Tradition: Pottery by Yoshinori Hagiwara
Pucker Gallery

171 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Dates: April 6th – June 3rd, 2013
Opening Reception: April 6th, 2013, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For information on the exhibition and to download an on-line catalog, please visit here.

Artist Bio:
Born into the fifth generation of a potting family in the town of Mashiko, Japan, Hagiwara is known both for the elegance of his functional work as well as his rich palate of glazes steeped in tradition yet applied with clear, contemporary vision. His work can be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Schien Joseph Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, Alfred, NY and the Tikotin Museum of Art, Hifa, Israel.

Artist Statement:

“Two years have quickly passed since my last exhibition at Pucker Gallery. During this time, I have tried different firing methods to find my own way of using persimmon glaze, without being bound by traditional firing methods in Mashiko. Persimmon glaze is a very simple glaze, which is made from local Mashiko stone that has been ground into powder. However, it is very finicky and reacts dramatically to slight temperature changes and the movement of the flame within the kiln. I have not yet mastered persimmon glaze completely. However, these works were created with all my might. I would be pleased for you to appreciate the color changes and movement of persimmon glaze on my pieces.”

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