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Afternoon Talk: The Artist as Studio Potter 

Sat 11 March 2023
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm

£10 in person (including museum entry)
£8 via zoom

Join ‘The Artist as Studio Potter’ – two enlivening talks on Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, Mingei and their contradictory effects on studio craft in the context of global contemporary art.


The Speakers

Albert Yonathan Setywayan 
How the Studio Pottery Movement Influenced Contemporary Global Ceramic Art Practice

Albert Yonathan Setyawan (b. Indonesia) is a contemporary ceramic artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Setyawan has exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013;  SUNSHOWER at Mori Art Museum, and Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at the National Gallery of Australia, ACT Canberra, in 2019 among others. In 2012 he moved to Kyoto, Japan, to continue his research in contemporary ceramic art at Kyoto Seika University, where he received his doctoral degree.


Louise Rouse
Yanagi Sōetsu, Mingei and Material Culture in Japanese Prints

Louise Rouse (b. United Kingdom) is Adjunct Professor for printmaking at Temple University Japan Campus. She apprenticed for 6 years with master ukiyoe woodblock carver Motoharu Asaka and has exhibited at Tokyo Open Site, Nakanojo Biennale, Kentler International Drawing Space New York, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Bloc Projects, Sheffield among others. She is currently completing a doctoral degree at Tokyo University of the Arts.


These lectures are supported by sugarlift.press. Sugarlift is a voluntary association that supports arts and cultural exchange, especially within the regions of Japan, UK, Indonesia,Singapore and the US.


Shōji Hamada: A Japanese Potter in Ditchling runs 22 October 2022 – 16 April 2023 

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