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Takeshi Yasuda, ‘Iceberg’, 2014, Freeman's
Takeshi Yasuda, ‘Iceberg’, 2014, Freeman's

Provenance Note:

Since 1947, The Clay Studio in downtown Philadelphia has served as a nonprofit educational institution, gallery, and studio dedicated to the teaching, creation, support, and promotion of the ceramic arts. With the generous support of a prestigious Responsive Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation's Program for American Art, The Clay Studio has launched The Clay Studio Collection Project, documenting and researching the objects from its collection of contemporary ceramic art. The Clay Studio's Permanent Collection consists of more than 600 artworks made by emerging and established artists who have served as Guest Artists-in-Residence, Resident Artists, and teachers at The Clay Studio over the past 25 years. Representing overlap in their Collection by these superb artists, The Clay Studio is proud to offer lots 93-99 with sale proceeds to benefit the housing and care of its Permanent Collection.—Courtesy of Freeman's

For more information about The Clay Studio and the Collection Project, visit www.theclaystudio.org

Artist Biography:

Takeshi Yasuda settled in the U.K. in the 1970s and taught at various art schools and universities while there. Yasuda was Director of the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China and now has his own studio there. Yasuda was recently the Randall Chair, a prestigious honor, at Alfred University in the Fall 2016. Yasuda was a Guest-Artist-in-Residence at The Clay Studio in 2003. He was was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1943. Yasuda trained at the Daisei-Gama Pottery in Mashiko from 1963 to 1966. He has worked with a variety of clay types and techniques, including ash-glazed stoneware, sancai, creamware, and most recently celadon-glazed porcelain.—Courtesy of Freeman's

Property from The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania