Tomoo Hamada

Tomoo Hamada
Leach Pottery

When: 14 June 2013 to 15 July 2013
Suitable for: Any age

This summer internationally respected Japanese potter Tomoo Hamada returns for his
second solo exhibition at the Leach Pottery, St Ives. Tomoo, the grandson of
Shoji Hamada who established the Leach Pottery in 1920 with Bernard Leach, will
exhibit new work made and fired at the Hamada family’s historic workshop and
kilns in Mashiko, Japan, which have recently been restored after extensive
earthquake damage in 2011. Tomoo’s return to the Leach is part of the ongoing
relationship between Mashiko and St Ives, a ‘special friendship’ officially recognized
by St Ives Town Council in October 2011.

Tomoo Hamada graduated from the Department of Sculpture at Tama University,
Japan and in 2012 was installed as Director of the Shoji Hamada Memorial
Mashiko Sankokan Museum. Permanent collections of his work are held at The
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Landshut Museum, Germany, Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, New
Orleans Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

On Friday 14th June there will be an exhibition preview at which Tomoo will
present a talk and slide show on the restoration of the Hamada Reference
Museum, also damaged in the earthquake and restored with significant help from
Leach Pottery Mashiko Appeal donations. On Saturday 15th he will lead a
special pottery workshop in the Leach studio. Spaces for this event are limited
so please book tickets in advance through the Leach Pottery office. A selection
of Standardware from the Hamada pottery, Mashiko will also be on sale in the
Leach Pottery shop.

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