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Currently on view at Joan B Mirviss LTD
Kawase Shinobu
Mastery of Celadon

After a half century in the field, Kawase Shinobu is regarded as Japan’s most outstanding artist working within the ancient tradition of celadon.

In this latest dazzling body of work, Kawase moves beyond Song Dynasty models and showcases his brilliance on the wheel, paired with an unrivaled command of celadon glazes in a range of luscious and delightfully surprising colors. Having represented Kawase for decades, Joan B Mirviss LTD is thrilled to present over thirty works that irrefutably declare his mastery of celadon.

Known as seiji-sensei or “Master of Celadon” in Japan, and with a comparably devoted international following, Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950) stands apart as an artist honoring the historic precedents of celadon while pushing its limits beyond any other living artist in the medium. He has captivated a worldwide audience with his successful fusion of contemporary forms and ancient techniques in precise, jewel-like vessels astounding to behold.

His works are in the permanent collections of more than twenty major Western museums across the globe, including: the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; St. Louis Art Museum, MO; Royal Ontario Museum, Canada; and the British Museum, UK. He was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Award and won their Gold Prize lifetime achievement award in 2014.

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Click here to register for Mastery of Celadon: An Artist’s Talk with Kawase Shinobu
Wednesday, November 10 at 5pm EST