Pottery works show sense of place

OH: Dublin

WHERE: Dublin Arts Council

WHEN: On view Tuesday, November 19 through Dec. 20, 2013. Note: An artist’s reception on opening is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

TITLE: Masayuki Miyajima: Infinite Possibilities

Vase, carved Japanese Arabesque pattern, inlayed with white slip, clear glaze, 7.25 x 12.5 inches, by Masayuki Miyajima.

Vase, carved Japanese Arabesque pattern, inlayed with white slip, clear glaze, 7.25 x 12.5 inches, by Masayuki Miyajima.

BRIEF ABOUT: This artist creates elegant, handcrafted pottery that is steeped in the Mingei folk art tradition which emphasizes the value and inherent beauty of ordinary useful items.

     “What I like best about Miyajima Masayuki’s work is its dignity and sense of place. Occasionally he is dramatic and stunning; at other times he is very much down to earth, producing works filled with a sense of simple solidity that suits everyday life. Looking at Miyajima’s pottery today I see the potential for a new generation of Mingei artists whose task remains the ever-challenging one of how to humanize our humdrum lives by restoring to us the human spirit with all its originality, power and beauty,” said professor emeritus and director Fred Notehelfer of the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies.

     Masayuki lives in the town of Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan and works from his studio situated just outside of Mashiko. Miyajima was an apprentice of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was designated a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese government.

MORE DETAILS: Call 614.889.7444 or www.dublinarts.org.




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