A visit to The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

In researching tea ceremony for a client I came across a ceramics show held at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College. It is a beautiful museum and the curators are friendly and knowledgeable. I was asked by some friends to make a few pictures so I decided to blog it.

JAPANESE POTTERY

The rising generation from traditional Japanese kilns


The installation runs through the end of January. A special reception featuring a gallery talk by Ohi Toshio, one of the artists included in the show, will be held from 5–7 p.m., Jan. 22., 2015. He is an eleventh generation Ohi Master.

Ohi Toshio has even given a Ted Talk

Chronological List of Masters

Genenation Master’s name Other name
First Ohi-Chozaemon Hodoan 1630-1712
Second Ohi-Chozaemon Hodoan 1686-1747
Third Ohi-Chozaemon Hodoan.Kanbei 1728-1802
Fourth Ohi-Chozaemon Doan.Kanbei 1758-1839
Fifth Ohi-Chozaemon Hodoan.Kanbei 1799-1856
Sixth Ohi-Chozaemon Sakutaro 1828-1856
Seventh Ohi-Chozaemon Michitada 1833-1896
Eighth Ohi-Chozaemon Yuigensai.Sosyun 1851-1927
Ninth Ohi-Chozaemon Todosai 1901-1986
Tenth Ohi-Chozaemon Toshiro 1927-
Ohi-Toshio 1958-
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