A Journey from Earthenware to Porcelain


A new exhibit presents Japan's ceramic journey from earthenware to porcelain, demonstrating the technical brilliance, refined aesthetics, and feeling for nature that lies at the heart of Japanese ceramics.

The exhibition features 35 ceramic objects from the early 20th century including works by the world famous Japanese potter, Kitaoji Rosanjin, and nine designated Living National Treasures recipients. The works are from the collection of Japanese ceramics given to Mills College in the 1970s by William S. Picher, a prominent San Francisco patron of the arts, and Dr. Herbert Sanders, a Bay Area teacher, writer, and collector.

This exhibit will be on view through December 2011, in the Parnassus Campus Library's third (main) floor gallery.

See the exhibit brochure (PDF).

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