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Leach Pottery Apprenticeship Program 2020
Explanatory Meeting & Talk

Venue Mashiko Arts and Crafts Residence (in Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko)
Admission free
Seating capacity 30 for each
*Reservation required: Tel. 0285-72-7555 Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
(You can get a seat without a reservation if there are seats available.)
© Sarah White
© Sarah White
© Shannon Bartlett-Smith

Saturday, February 23, 18:00-20:00 / Tuesday, March 5, 13:30-15:30

Tomoya Abe (staff of Mashiko Museum Residency Program)

As a staff of Mashiko Museum Residency Program, hosted all potters. Stayed in Denmark, in summer 2017.


Sunday, February 24, 13:30-15:30

Kazuya Ishida (Bizen)

Residency at the Leach Pottery in April 2018. Leading potter of the Oxford Anagama Project.


Tuesday, March 12, 18:00-20:00

Yumi Seko (Saitama)

From 2007 to 2012, Apprenticeship at the Hamada-gama Pottery, under Tomoo Hamada.
From September 2012 to August 2013, Apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery. Started making pots with porcelain.

Tomoo Hamada (Mashiko)

Shoji Hamada’s grandson.
Director of the Hamada Shoji Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.
Representative of the Hamada-gama Pottery.
Residency at the Leach Pottery in 2008.


Thursday/National Holiday, March 21, 13:30-15:30

Matsubayashi Hosai XVI (Kyoto, Asahi-yaki Pottery)

His great-grand father’s younger brother Tsurunosuke Matsubayashi built a Japanese climbing kiln at the Leach Pottery.
Residency at the Leach Pottery for one month, from March to April 2015.


Depending on the situation, the plan might be changed.
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Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence
(in Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko)
3021 Mashiko, Mashiko-machi
Haga-gun, Tochigi

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