Shiro Tsujimura: Ceramic Art and Painting

The most comprehensive monograph dedicated to the vast work of ceramicist Shiro Tsujimura, who reinvented the traditional art form with his signature brio.

Shiro Tsujimura is reinventing the classic art of ceramics. This book, produced in close collaboration with the artist, traces his journey from his time as a student of painting to his training in Zen Buddhism and the eventual invention of his wholly unique and self-taught approach to ceramic art. Laziz Hamini’s photographs capture the poetic atmosphere of his home and studio as well as his process, his works in progress, and his finished pieces. A personal essay by the artist on his life and art is complemented by archival photographs. Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe reflects on his art in relation to the Japanese tea ceremony. A detailed chronology details the life of this maverick artist.

This volume demonstrates ceramic art in its most modern and daring form under the hand of master ceramicist Shiro Tsujimura.

About The Author

Shiro Tsujimura is a renowned Japanese artist and potter whose work has been featured in solo exhibitions around the world since 1977 and is included in the permanent collection of the most important museums in the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Freer Gallery in Chicago, Museum of East Asian Art in Berlin, Miho Museum in Koka, and Stockholm Museum of Art. Alexandra Munroe is curator of Asian art at the Guggenheim in New York. Axel Vervoordt is renowned as a collector, antiquarian, designer, curator, and founder of his eponymous company. Michael James Gardner contributed to many books including Axel Vervoordt: Portraits of Interiors (2019), Axel Vervoordt: Stories and Reflections (2018), and Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light (2013). Shigeyoshi Suzuki is an editor specialized in Japanese art and crafts.

  • Publish Date: April 11, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Ceramics
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 11 x 12-3/4
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $100.00
  • CDN Price: $135.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-029469-2

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