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Photo: Elizabeth Mann


ca. 2015

Ichiro Hori

Japanese, born 1952

This work was created by using a wood-firing technique that uses long, low-heat firings to produce the clay’s reddish tone through the thick glaze. The cracked surface, with its interesting abstracted patterns, is the result of combined firing techniques and hand sculpting.
Stoneware with glazes, Nezumi-shino style
15 × 9 × 15 in. (38.1 × 22.9 × 38.1cm)
Gift of Gordon Brodfuehrer in honor of William Calderhead and Hiro Kawasaki
Provenance: The artist; purchased by Gordon Brodfuehrer, San Diego, California, 2015
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySan Diego, California, San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden, Kyushu and Beyond: Japanese Ceramics from the Collection of Gordon Brodfuehrer, Jan. 2 - Mar. 18, 2016.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Exceptionally Ordinary: Mingei 1920–2020, Dec. 14, 2019 - Nov. 8, 2020.
Published ReferencesDelson, Susan. "The Intimite Beauty of Honest Craft." Wall Street Journal, November 30 - December 1, 2019: p. C14, reproduced. [A version of this article appears online on November 27, 2019:]

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