DescriptionThursday, September 20th • 10am – 4pm
Miraku Kamei XV, a fifteenth generation ceramic artist from Fukuoka, Japan, will be giving a one
day demonstration workshop with his son Hisaaki, next in line to the tradition. This workshop is being held in collaboration with the Kamei’s exhibit at the Pucker Gallery in Boston.
Miraku Kamei XV was born Masahisa Kamei in 1960, the eldest son of Miraku Kamei XIV, master potter of Takatori ware. Completing his university degree in Ceramics at Kyoto Saga University of Arts, he was able to take the title of the fifteenth generation in 2001. Kamei has been carrying on the tradition of Takatori ware for more than thirty years. In addition to exhibiting and promoting Takatori ware around Japan, he is an active teacher, training students in ceramics at several institutions around his home city of Fukuoka. Currently, Kamei is president of the Fukuoka/Hakata branch of the Japan Ceramics Association and a member of numerous arts organizations.
The work of Miraku Kamei XV can be found in the permanent collection of:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston • Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
Israel Museum • Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
The Art Institute of Chicago• Peabody Essex Museum • Holderness School
Potluck Lunch. Please bring an item to share.