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Joan B. Mirviss to Address Appraisers Association of America

Fujikasa Satoko (born 1980), Flow, 2011, slip-glazed stoneware, formerly at Joan B Mirviss LTD and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fanning the Flames: Building a Market for Japanese Modern Ceramics:
1950 to the Present

Presented by Joan B. Mirviss

Appraisers Association of America
Online webinar, Monday, March 7, 2022 at 6pm EST

Japan experienced an unparalleled blossoming of ceramics in the 16th and 17th centuries fueled by the development of the tea ceremony, enormous technological advances initially drawn from China and Korea, and the establishment of distinctive glazes and styles for which Japan is still renowned. In the post WWII era, Japan emerged from the ashes to once again lay claim to ceramic greatness that inspires the world today. Across three generations of clay masters, we are witnessing what is a New Golden Age of Japanese ceramics.

Creating an acquisitive market in the West for this seductive material has taken decades of work and perseverance. Today, in addition to savvy Western collectors, museums across the globe are now staging exhibitions and avidly acquiring important works for their permanent collections both through purchase and donation. Understanding this area is becoming increasingly important for both international experts and appraisers.

Joan B. Mirviss, who is one of the founding members of Asia Week New York, has been a renowned expert in Japanese art, specializing in prints, paintings, screens and contemporary ceramics for more than forty years. She is the leading Western dealer in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, and her New York gallery, Joan B Mirviss, Ltd., exclusively represents the top Japanese clay artists. To date she has held over eighty exhibitions on the subject of Japanese ceramics. As a distinguished, widely published, and highly respected specialist in her field, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums and major private collectors around the world.

This program is available to both AAA members and the general public. For more information and to register, click here