School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Kanjiro Kawai

Born: 1890, Japan, Yagusi   Died: 1966

Ceramicist. While studying at Tokyo's Technical Institute he met Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach and became fascinated by pottery especially in the early years in experimentation with glazes. Inspired by the slipware that Hamada brought from Britain in the 1920s his work took on a new direction. With Hamada and Yanagi he became one of the leading figures of the Japanese folk craft movement Mingei, believing in the spiritual potential of fine craftsmanship and in the need to maintain traditional values and culture and develop from them

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Bowl] C1087 Ceramics

[Set of six plates] C215 Ceramics