2002-2003, New Acquisitions, "Enduring Vision and Beyond"


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Some of the very first works to come into the Manyo’an Collection in the 1960s and 1970s were ceramics. The majority were stonewares and porcelains of the Shigaraki, Seto, Tamba, and other traditional kilns.

The direction of the collection came to focus heavily on the acquisition of paintings, and only a few ceramic works have made their way into collection publications and exhibitions.

In recent years, however, the collection has actively recognized the work of prominent contemporary Japanese potters working with a wide range of techniques and aesthetics.

The following pages introduce a few of these new ceramic acquisitions and their creators.

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