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Work of Japanese ceramic masters comes to Piedmont museum
The late Juroemon Fujita IX fires one of the distinctive anagama wood kilns used in the Echizen region of Japan. - photo by By Karen Bennett
Like Northeast Georgia, the Echizen region of Japan has been home to generations of potters. But while regions like Mossy Creek can claim a 200-year tradition of wood-fired ceramics, the artisans of Echizen have been producing distinctive pottery for more than 800 years. Some of the best works representative of Echizen potters will be on display Sept. 20 through Oct. 20 at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College in Demorest.