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Oral history interview with Betty Woodman

Interviewee:
Woodman, Betty, 1930-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Perreault, John, 1937-2015  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Bellagio Study and Conference Center  Search this
Boulder (Colo.).. Parks & Recreation Department  Search this
Centre internationale de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques (Marseille, France)  Search this
Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum  Search this
Fabric Workshop  Search this
Girl Scouts of the United States of America  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
University of Colorado -- Faculty  Search this
Brown, Elenita  Search this
Carlson, Cynthia, 1942-  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Shark, Bud  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Woodman, George, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.), digital wav)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Boulder (Colo.)
India -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Netherlands -- description and travel
Date:
2003 April 22 and 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Betty Woodman conducted 2003 April 22 and 29, by John Perreault, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York, New York.
Woodman speaks of frequent moves with her family during her childhood; her father's woodworking skills; gaining an interest in arts and crafts at four when she made a tablecloth with crayon drawings; attending summer camps, including Girl Scout Camp, where she participated in arts and crafts activities; being the first girl to take shop in her middle school; making model airplanes for air raid wardens during World War II; her interest in making functional objects; her introduction to clay and hand-building in high school; attending the School for American Craftsmen in New York City; collaborating with fellow students; her early desire to be a "craftsperson and not an artist"; her work with silk-screen fabric for The Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia and glass at CIRVA in Marseille, France; teaching at the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder Recreation Department; working at the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch, Holland, and the Bellagio Study Center in Italy; her studios in New York, Colorado, and Italy; her travels to India, The Netherlands, and Mexico; living in New Mexico, New York, Colorado, and Italy; her business Roadrunner Pottery in New Mexico with partner Elenita Brown; collaborative projects with Joyce Kozloff, Cynthia Carlson, Bud Shark, Judith Solodkin, and her husband George Woodman; developing a following in New York; how being a woman has affected her work and how she enjoys working with other women artists; the change of market for American crafts; Italian, Greek, and Etruscan influences; teaching experiences; the importance of getting reviews in art magazines; and the strong support from her husband George, a painter. Betty Woodman recalls Lynn Feelyn, Olan Wassen, Bernard Leach, Peter Voulkos, Shoji Hamada, Bob Kushner, Richard Serra, Wayne Higby, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Betty Woodman (1930-2018) was a ceramist from New York, New York. John Perreault (1937- ) is an independent critic and curator from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Women artists  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.woodma03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90dbbae38-7d68-45f4-bae8-d119dc3aa898
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodma03
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Oral history interview with Ruth Duckworth

Interviewee:
Duckworth, Ruth, 1919-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Trapp, Kenneth R.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Central School of Arts and Crafts (Birmingham, England)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of Chicago -- Faculty  Search this
DeVore, Richard, 1933-2006  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
McKinnell, James  Search this
McKinnell, Nan  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Rie, Lucie  Search this
Vergette, Nicholas, 1923-1974  Search this
Westphal, Alice  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 April 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Duckworth conducted 2001 April 27, by Kenneth R. Trapp, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the studios of Smithsonian Productions, Washington, D.C.
Duckworth speaks of her early life and the time prior to her family leaving Germany; the decision to leave Germany in 1936 due to Hitler and the War; acclimating herself to England; attending Liverpool School of Art; WWII in England and the psychological effects of working in munitions factories; her nervous breakdown and seven years of therapy; her beginning to sculpt; her first exhibition of sculpture in London; her marriage and life with Aidron; difficulties in being an outsider in the world of art, specifically speaking about being a woman in sculpture; her first meeting with Lucie Rie; the devastation she felt after her brother died; attendance at the Hammersmith School of Art and not feeling her place there; switching to Central School of Arts and Crafts; her first job teaching ceramics at the Central School; learning the technique of glazing; visiting museums in London; how poetry nourished her during those early years, specifically the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke; the selling of her first pieces, "pieces that wouldn't sell"; the art scene in London; how the opportunity at the University of Chicago arose; her experience at the University of Chicago, an academic institution rather than a fine arts school; her first big show in the U.S. at the University in 1965; her graduate and undergraduate students; life as a foreigner in the U.S.; the opportunity to teach at the University of Iowa but becoming an associate professor at the University of Chicago instead; the cultural movement and ceramics movement in the U.S. during the 1960's; how her work changed from European influences to American influences; departments in art that were very unfriendly to women; her association with James and Nan McKinnell; her excursions and teaching trips across the U.S. as well as in Canada and Israel; her trip with Aidron across the U.S. and then their eventual separation; her friendship with Alice Westphal and the creation of the gallery Exhibit A; the unconscious changes in her work; her views on stoneware versus porcelain; Jack Lenor Larsen's summer show and the artists she met through that; her relationship with American museums versus European; unfortunate events at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; her continued feelings as an outsider but acceptance in later life as an artist, more so from the ceramic community than from the museum community; publications and catalogues of her work; the influences other artists have had upon her work; the limited use of color in her work; her collection of bones; her love of gardening; her sketches; the therapy coiling clay does for her; her projects at the moment; where she gets her ideas from; how she sees herself fitting in versus not fitting in; her speech at an international symposium in Amsterdam; what she would include in a retrospective of her artwork; her hopes to have her work be therapeutic to viewers and cause them to contemplate it; more thoughts on color; American culture; what matters most to her right now and that is saving the Earth; wishing to continue with her work and have a better relationship with museums. Ruth Duckworth recalls, Henry Moore, Bernard Leach, Nellie Barr, Virginia Ferrari, Hardy Schlick, Richard DeVore, Nicholas Vergette, Jane Goodall and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009) was a sculptor and clay artist from Chicago, Illinois. Kenneth Trapp (1943- ) is curator-in-charge at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 DAT tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 29 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.duckwo01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ca1c4ade-d6e9-445d-9c02-f69f07b60d14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duckwo01
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Oral history interview with Warren MacKenzie

Interviewee:
MacKenzie, Warren, 1924-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Silberman, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1950-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago -- Student  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of Minnesota -- Faculty  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
MacKenzie, Alixandra Kolesky, d. 1962  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 October 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Warren MacKenzie conducted 2002 October 29, by Robert Silberman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Stillwater, Minnesota.
MacKenzie speaks of his early childhood and eagerness to become a painter; being drafted in 1943; returning from active duty in the Army to find all the painting classes full and registering for a ceramic class; the significance of Bernard Leach's, "A Potter's Book" to his early ceramic education, and fellow classmates; his studies at the Chicago Art Institute; museums in Chicago; his first wife, potter, Alix MacKenzie; traveling to England to receive further training from Leach, first being rejected and then returning a year later to work 2 1/2 years at Leach Pottery at St. Ives; contacts such as Shoji Hamada, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, and others; his lack of interest in sculptural ceramics; the good remnants of Leach pottery pots in his pottery today; Korean and Japanese influences; the International Potters and Weavers Conference in 1952 and returning to the U.S.; Alix's role in arranging Hamada's tour of the U.S. and exhibition in St. Paul; building their first pottery; exhibitions at the Walker Arts Center; purchasing the best Hamada pot at the St. Paul exhibit; teaching at the University of Minnesota; his experiences at craft schools; his involvement with NCECA [National Council on Education in Ceramic Art] and the Minnesota Craft Council; his travels; the self-service showroom on his property; changes in the field of ceramics; the 1968 fire that destroyed his barn studio; his working process; his experience with a salt kiln; experimenting in each firing; and his monthly work schedule. MacKenzie also recalls Kathleen Blackshear, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Soetsu Yanagi, Jerry Liebling, Allen Downs, Walter Quirt, Phil Morton, Curt Heuer, Karen Karnes, David Weinrib, Josef Albers, Kenneth Ferguson, Rudy Autio, Peter Voulkos, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, David Lewis, Michael Cardew, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018) was a ceramist from Stillwater, Minnesota.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 33 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.macken02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90646a20d-b52f-4f92-8b7f-3b6761d8d09e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-macken02
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Oral history interview with Michael Cohen

Interviewee:
Cohen, Michael, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Burke, Ron  Search this
Glick, John Parker, 1938-  Search this
Goodwin, Harriet  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Sedestrom, Bob  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Wyman, William, 1922-1980  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 August 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michael Cohen conducted 2001 August 11, by Gerry Williams, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at his home, in Pelham, Massachusetts.
Cohen speaks of his childhood, living outside of Boston, Massachusetts; his first adventures in art; attending Mass Art; his attraction to clay; his mentors; his first job with Bill Wyman; joining the Army; his travels; his unhappy experience at Cranbrook Academy of Art; his first studio in his mother's basement; enjoying his first summer at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the other schools of craft; how his pottery is meant to be functional; his fear of dying at 59 and the great sculptural work he did in that year; exhibition shows and how they have changed over the course of his career; why he's moved to primarily making tiles; apprenticeship and the benefits of paying your apprentices; how expensive being in the pottery business has become; various teaching and workshop experiences; local pottery guilds he is a part of; the creation and design of his studio space; technological advances in the field and the distinctive tools he loves to use; specialized periodicals that he reads or looks at; what makes a pot beautiful; limitations in clay; commissions and the lack of benefits involved with commissions; the permanent collections of museums that he is a part of; how he thinks he will be remembered; his most memorable exhibitions; where he gets his ideas from; social and political issues he's involved in and how he does not include them in his work; the craft organizations; curators he's enjoyed working with; his ex-wife Harriet Goodwin and how their collaboration was important to his work. Cohen also recalls Francis Merritt, Bernard Leach, Peter Voulkos, Ron Burke, John Glick, Bob Sedestrom, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Cohen (1936-) is a ceramist from Amherst, Massachusetts. Gerry Williams (1926-) is the editor of Studio Potter from Goffstown, New Hampshire.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr.; 6 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
For more information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Massachusetts -- Interview  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cohen01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw941e71885-f8e1-4431-9dbe-e9e6c9e72351
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cohen01
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Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach

Creator:
MacKenzie, Warren, 1924-2018  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Names:
Leach, Janet  Search this
Extent:
10 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1966 [and undated]
Scope and Contents:
Letters from Bernard and Janet Leach to Warren MacKenzie from their home in England and while traveling in Japan. The letters describe their exhibitions of pottery, the progress of their work, and their travels. Four of the letters are illustrated and one includes a rough draft of an article on pottery by Janet Leach.
Biographical / Historical:
Ceramist and educator; West Bank, Minnesota.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Warren MacKenzie.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Ceramicists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mackwarr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9acca5e60-b26b-4b80-9a3c-3c00d551c20b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mackwarr

Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach, 1960-1966 [and undated]

Creator:
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Subject:
Leach, Janet  Search this
Citation:
Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach, 1960-1966 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5584
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209126
AAA_collcode_mackwarr
Theme:
Craft
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209126

Bernard Leach to Warren MacKenzie

Creator:
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1961 Sept. 25
Citation:
Bernard Leach. Bernard Leach to Warren MacKenzie, 1961 Sept. 25. Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach, 1960-1966 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1823
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Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach, 1960-1966 [and undated]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1823

Bernard Leach letter to Warren MacKenzie

Creator:
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Subject:
Leach, Bernard  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Japan
Date:
1961 Sept. 25
Citation:
Bernard Leach. Bernard Leach letter to Warren MacKenzie, 1961 Sept. 25. Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach, 1960-1966 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)251
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Warren MacKenzie letters from Bernard and Janet Leach, 1960-1966 [and undated]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_251

William Wyman to Bernard Leach

Creator:
Wyman, William, 1922-1980  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1961 Sept. 12
Citation:
William Wyman. William Wyman to Bernard Leach, 1961 Sept. 12. William Wyman papers, 1914-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1777
See more items in:
William Wyman papers, 1914-2015, bulk 1946-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1777

Marguerite Wildenhain to Bernard Leach

Creator:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1953
Citation:
Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain. Marguerite Wildenhain to Bernard Leach, ca. 1953. Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1820
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Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1820
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Bernard Leach films

Creator:
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (black-and-white silent; 2245 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
East Asia
Japan
Korea
Hong Kong
Shanghai (China)
Date:
circa 1934-1937
Scope and Contents:
Bernard Leach's film of Mashiko village pottery (1937) and his scenes of Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai (1934-1935).

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Marty Gross Film Production, Inc. in 1986.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Bernard Leach films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1986.06
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Bernard Leach films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cbb784a7-5bcb-4e02-b813-c0df9c2eb200
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1986-06

Mashiko Village Pottery

Collection Creator:
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white silent; 800 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1937
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents the traditional process of pottery making as performed and recorded in 1937 at the workshop of Totaro Sakuma in the village of Maskiko, Japan, historically one of the most prolific sites for the production of utilitarian ceramic ware for Tokyo. Film highlights the work of famed potter Shoji Hamada and Minagawa Masu, an illiterate itinerant teapot painter of great renown who plied her trade among the various kilns in the village. Film restored by Marty Gross.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Teapots ; Pottery Japan ; Ceramics Japan
Local Number:
HSFA 1986.6.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Bernard Leach films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Bernard Leach films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cd8165e6-486b-44be-bfa6-a3aadbd08fec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1986-06-ref1

Bernard Leach's Scenes of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Shanghai

Collection Creator:
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; 1200 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1934-1935
Scope and Contents:
Footage, shot during Leach's travels in the Far East, includes filming in Mashiko village, Japan which documents the work of potter Shoji Hamada and ceramic painter Masu Minagawa, both central figures in Japan's Folk Craft Movement. Pottery footage includes: general overview of the Hamada compound including laborers, clay settling tanks, and kiln; Hamada at his te-rokuro (stick-turned wheel); throwing several large jars by the punch-out, coil, and throw methods; firing of the nobori-gama (multi-chambered climbing kiln); kiln in various stages of unloading; and Minagawa painting teapots. Other Japanese crafts documented include weaving, stencil dyeing, papermaking, and use of the treadle lathe to make kokeshi dolls. Scenes of Japanese life include: koi nobori (carp penants) indicating the celebration of Boy's Day, May 5th; demonstration of ninjutsu techniques; one-man puppet performances known as kuruma ningyo (cart-doll) accompanied by joruri chanters; winter travel scenes; and drummers at a village festival. Also included are various scenes in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Korea including a visit to the ancient Korean capital of Kyongju, a temple market, and the image of Buddha at Sokkuram Temple. The film MASHIKO VILLAGE POTTERY by Marty Gross was produced using this footage.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Pottery Japan ; Pottery Japanese ; Ceramics Japan ; Ceramics Japanese ; Firing (Ceramics) ; Weaving g ; Dollmaking ; Dyes and dyeing ; Papermaking ; Puppets ; Drumming ; Marketplaces ; Temples
Local Number:
HSFA 1986.6.2
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Bernard Leach films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Bernard Leach films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc93969c2c0-c0cb-427e-9076-ffd78d3f89ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1986-06-ref2

Bānādo Rīchi no shōgai to geijutsu : "higashi to nishi no kekkon" no vijon / Suzuki Sadahiro cho

Title:
バーナード・リーチの生涯と芸術 : 「東と西の結婚」のヴィジョン / 鈴木禎宏著
Author:
Suzuki, Sadahiro 1970-  Search this
Subject:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 368, 62 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
England
Date:
2006
Topic:
Potters  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.L43 S89 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918084

Hamada, potter / Bernard Leach ; with a new preface by Warren MacKenzie ; foreword by Janet Darnell Leach

Author:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Hamada, Shōji 1894-1978  Search this
Subject:
Hamada, Shōji 1894-1978  Search this
Physical description:
232 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Japan
Date:
1990
1975
Topic:
Potters  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.H32 L4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874347

A potter's work / Bernard Leach ; with an introduction and biographical note by J.P. Hodin

Author:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Hodin, J. P (Josef Paul)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
TP806.L43A3 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105468

Francine Del Pierre, Shoji Hamada, Bernard, Leach: Keramik. [Katalog-Bearbeitung: Heinz Spielmann

Author:
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg  Search this
Spielmann, Heinz  Search this
Kunstgewerbe-Verein Hamburg  Search this
Subject:
Del Pierre, Francine  Search this
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Hamada, Shōji 1894-1978  Search this
Physical description:
78 p. illus., ports., plates (part col.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
1967 or 8]
Call number:
NK4200.H19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105643

The potter's challenge / Bernard Leach ; edited by David Outerbridge

Author:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Outerbridge, David  Search this
Physical description:
156 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
C1975
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4260 .L4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_882023

A Potter's portfolio : a selection of fine pots / introduced by Bernard Leach

Author:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Physical description:
28 p., [60] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 37 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1951
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4258 .L44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875666

Bernard Leach, Hamada & their circle : from the Wingfield Digby collection / Tony Birks & Cornelia Wingfield Digby ; introduction by Michael Webb ; photographs by Peter Kinnear

Author:
Birks, Tony  Search this
Wingfield Digby, Cornelia  Search this
Subject:
Wingfield Digby, George Frederick 1911- Art collections  Search this
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
England
Date:
1990
20th century
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Pottery--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK4085 .B45 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880879

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