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  • Provenance

    Bernard Leach collection
    Janet Leach collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1929 Shoji Hamada returned to the UK where he, along with Bernard Leach and the philosopher Soetsu Yanagi, visited Michael Cardew at Winchcombe. During their visit, Hamada demonstrated to Cardew how to use finger-drawn decoration on his pots, a technique which was to become an important part of the Winchcombe repertoire.


Large bowl

Stoneware, iron glaze with a resist design.
11 cm (4 3/8 in.) high, 35.6 cm (14 in.) diameter
Together with handwritten card inscribed Hamada/Lg decorated Bowl/1929 - Mashiko and signed Janet Leach with printed Janet Leach and Leach Pottery seals.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £7,560

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design
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Ben Williams
Ceramics Consultant
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Marijke Varrall-Jones
Director, Maak
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The Art of Fire: Selections from the Dr John P. Driscoll Collection

London Auction in association with Maak