- Ceramics of Japan and East Asia
- January 17, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Traditionally, ceramics has been an applied art, not only for viewing but also used as dishware or everyday furnishings, and is a familiar part of our surroundings. Ceramics produced in East Asia in particular vary widely in terms of pattern, form, and color, and are used for an extraordinarily wide range of applications. Works from different production sites are made with different materials, such as earthenware or porcelain, and have strongly distinct character depending on the variety of clay, glaze materials, ornamentation, firing technique and so forth. Here we present a variety of ceramics primarily from Japan, China, and the Korean Peninsula, along with explanations of their distinctive qualities and unique appeal.