Ceramics

Ceramics of Japan and East Asia
July 9, 2019 - August 12, 2019

Ceramics are prized not only for their beauty but also for their function as dishes and other quotidian objects. East Asian ceramics have a particularly wide range of patterns, forms, colors, and applications. Depending on where they were made, they can incorporate vastly different materials and techniques, resulting in wares as diverse as earthenware or porcelain, with distinct characteristics deriving from the types of clay, the glazes, the décor, and the firing techniques employed. This gallery features a variety of ceramics from Japan, China, and the Korean Peninsula, which exemplify the distinctive qualities and appeal of each kiln site.

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