A giant of contemporary Japanese pottery whose wideranging repertoire includes revivals of Joseon-period Korean ceramics, Tsujimura Shirō has established himself as an artist whose deep command of buncheong-inspired whiteslip application produces works that are both reverent and original. The work here displays his particular fondness for a technique known in Japanese as kohiki whereby a vessel is dipped, either partially or in its entirety, in white slip. Tsujimura does so in ways that highlight the sensuous and artistic possibilities of that medium.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art," April 7, 2011–August 14, 2011.