Hand and Eye: Contemporary Reflections of East Asian Ceramic Traditions


Dates Duration 
September 10, 2018 to December 14, 2018
(All day)
East Asia Library, 2nd Floor gallery, 518 Memorial Way
Free and open to the public.
General Public
Cantor Arts Center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, East Asia Library, Department of Art & Art History, Center for East Asian Studies, Program in Ceramic Art, Science and Culture, Stanford University Libraries

The materials, methods and aesthetics of East Asian ceramics have evolved in diverse ways over thousands of years. This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Center for East Asian Studies by bringing together contemporary works from leading Japanese and North American ceramists that highlight the vital legacy of inherited styles and techniques. These are displayed together with ceramics made by members of the campus community, as well as images that highlight Stanford connections with international centers of traditional ceramics practice at Utah State University and in Shigaraki, Japan. Selected books and museum catalogs have been set out as part of the exhibit to provide historical perspective on the origins of this vibrant art form.

See a full description of the "Hand & Eye" exhibit's pieces and artists here.

The exhibit will be viewable during the East Asia Library's regular operating hours.  Please check here to see the library's hours each week.

There will be a joint reception for this exhibit and the Hoover Institution's "East Asia at Hoover: Collections of War, Revolution, & Peace" exhibit.  Please see event details here.

This exhibit is a special presentation for the Center for East Asian Studies’ 50th Anniversary.  Learn more about the history of CEAS and the importance of East Asian Studies at our anniversary website.

Sponsored by: Stanford University Libraries, Cantor Arts Center, East Asia Library, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, Department of Art & Art History, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Program in Ceramic Art, Science and Culture