For Students
White celadon bowl

Katô Takuo (1917-2005)
White celadon bowl, circa 1960
Porcelain with white celadon glaze
28 cm x 38 cm x 38.8 cm
Museum Purchase, 1963/2.68

Touring Opportunities

Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the mid-20th century

University of Michigan Museum of Art is organizing an exhibition exploring a crucial period of contemporary ceramic art in Japan, entitled Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the mid-20th century. During this period, Japanese studio potters redefined the art of clay from a “craft” to an artistic form in which individual expression was emphasized over particular styles or production sites. After presenting the works of pioneering potters who initiated the early stage of the change in the 1930s, this exhibition pays special attention to works from the 1950s and 1960s, when potters’ personal visions became the central interest and invited a burst of new expressions in ceramic art. >>

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