Crawling through Mud: Avant-Garde Ceramicists Break with Tradition

Core Kyoto

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 2, 2023 Available until March 31, 2026

Kyoto has been a thriving pottery production center since the 17th century. After World War II, young men born into pottery families formed Sodeisha, literarily "Crawling through Mud Association." This group of avant-garde artists created objets d'art that deviated from traditional pottery, in the pursuit of its potential as a pure art form. Discover how tradition and innovation keep Kyoto culture alive through the ceramicists who continue to value the Sodeisha ideals.

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