Bizen artist Harada Shūroku creates work of a bold and stirring nature. After researching old Bizen kiln sites with his teacher, Harada became a master of the Bizen technique, focusing on sake flasks. Typically left unglazed, Harada’s ceramics reveal the vivid color, texture, and essence of the original clay.
Selected Public Collections:
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Higashi-Hiroshima City Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
New Orleans of Museum of Art, LA
Nirasaki Ōmura Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
Worcester Art Museum, MA
Bizen multi-legged low stand
Unglazed stoneware with hidasuki (red-cord markings) effect
8 x 11 1/4 x 22 1/4 in.
Large Bizen-ware vessel with diagonally carved twisting surface
8 1/4 x 11 7/16 x 11 7/16 in.
Large leaf-shaped Bizen-ware platter with curled edges and dynamically molded 'veins'
7 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 14 inches
Large Bizen-ware vessel with diagonally knife-carved twisting surface and in-set taiko-ishi (special stones from Kyoto)
14 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.
Bizen-ware water jar with natural ash glaze
8 1/2 x 9 x 7 1/2 in.