Mashiko – A Celebration of Hamada Shōji and Bernard Leach

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Leach Pottery in St Ives in Cornwall, this event focussed on the town of Mashiko in Tochigi Prefecture as a site of historical significance for ceramics in Japan.

Matsuzaki Yuko, curator at the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Arts, was joined in conversation by Leach Pottery curator Matthew Tyas to discuss the contributions of Hamada Shōji and Bernard Leach in forging the shape of Japanese and British studio pottery.