poster for Taizo Kuroda Exhibition

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This solo exhibition presents the work of Taizo Kuroda, who was active worldwide in the expression of white porcelain sublimated into a pure form, and who passed away in April this year.

Kuroda was born in Shiga Prefecture in 1946 and moved to France when he was 20 years old. During his stay in Paris, he met Tatsuzo Shimaoka, which led him to pursue pottery making, and in the 1970s he made Canada his base of production. When he returned to Japan, he studied pottery under Shimaoka in Mashiko, where he also met Shoji Hamada. Kuroda’s experiences in Mashiko deeply influenced his spirit in the following years. After returning to Japan, he set up his own studio in Ito, Shizuoka in 1991, and at the age of 45, he decided on the theme of “wheel-thrown pottery, vessels, and monochromatic colors” as his production theme, and established his representative works of solid white porcelain.

This exhibition will trace the trajectory of Taizo Kuroda’s career through about 100 pieces of his representative white porcelain work as well as his older work. The work that he produced before white porcelain, such as ceramics made in Mashiko, colored porcelain, and ceramic dolls, are now very rare. This exhibition shows Kuroda’s work from the first half of his career, which are reminiscent of his mass-production style, to the more abstract white porcelain of his later years.

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Schedule

from August 31, 2021 to October 03, 2021

Artist(s)

Taizo Kuroda

Fee

Adults, University and High School Students ¥600; Seniors 65 & Over, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥300; Infants free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Until 16:00 from November to January. Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.

Access

Address: 3021 Mashiko, Mashikomachi, Haga-gun, Tochigi 321-4217
Phone: 0285-72-7555 Fax: 0285-72-7600

From Mashiko Station on the Mooka line, take the bus and get off at Sayadoshimo. The venue is 10 minute walk from there. From JR Utsunomiya Station, take the bus for 60 minutes and get off at Tougei Messe Iriguchi. The venue is 2 minute walk from there.

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